Fort Worth Central Station

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Fort Worth Central Station
TRE@FWITC.jpg
TRE train arrives at Fort Worth Central Station
Location1001 Jones Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
United States
Coordinates32°45′10″N 97°19′35″W / 32.7527°N 97.3264°W / 32.7527; -97.3264Coordinates: 32°45′10″N 97°19′35″W / 32.7527°N 97.3264°W / 32.7527; -97.3264
Owned byTrinity Metro
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
Train operatorsAmtrak, Trinity Metro, TRE
ConnectionsTrinity Metro
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: FTW
Fare zoneTRE West
History
OpenedJanuary 12, 2001 (2001-01-12)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)114,231[1]Increase 10% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Terminus Heartland Flyer Gainesville
Cleburne Texas Eagle Dallas
toward Chicago
Preceding station TRE logo.png Trinity Railway Express Following station
T&P Station
Terminus
Trinity Railway Express Richland Hills
Preceding station Trinity Metro Logo.svg Trinity Metro Following station
T&P Station
Terminus
TEXRail North Side

Fort Worth Central Station is an intermodal transit center in downtown Fort Worth, Texas. It serves the TEXRail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail lines, Amtrak intercity rail, Greyhound Lines intercity bus, and as the main transfer center for Trinity Metro buses. It is located at the corner of 9th and Jones Streets, on the east side of downtown Fort Worth. TRE service began on December 3, 2001, Amtrak service followed in 2002, and most recently TEXRail began service in 2019.

History[edit]

UTA Fort Worth Santa Fe Station with Ashton Depot
Fort Worth Central Station with downtown skyline visible behind looking northwest
Fort Worth Central Station

Fort Worth Central Station opened on December 12, 2001 as the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC). Prior to the ITC's opening, transit services operated independently without a unified hub in downtown Fort Worth. Trinity Metro bus lines converged at a transit mall along the one-way couplet corridor of Houston Street and Throckmorton Street, Amtrak and Greyhound Lines were served by the former Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station, built in 1900.[2][3]

Fort Worth Central Station is located north of two former railroad stations: the Santa Fe Freight Building, built in 1938, now serving as the University of Texas at Arlington's Fort Worth Education Center[4], and the 1889 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station which was renovated and renamed to the Fort Worth Union Depot which later served as Fort Worth's Amtrak station from 1971 to 2002. This building is now a party/banquet facility called Ashton Depot following a recent restoration.[5]

TEXRail began service to Fort Worth Central Station on January 10, 2019.

On March 25, 2019, the Trinity Metro board of directors unanimously voted to rename the ITC as Fort Worth Central Station.[6]

Service[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  2. ^ Fort Worth Architecture - Ashton Depot
  3. ^ Tarrant County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places
  4. ^ Fort Worth Architecture - Santa Fe Freight Building
  5. ^ Ashton Depot
  6. ^ https://www.star-telegram.com/news/traffic/honkin-mad-blog/article228436424.html

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