T&P Station

Coordinates: 32°44′45″N 97°19′43″W / 32.74583°N 97.32861°W / 32.74583; -97.32861
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Texas and Pacific Station
TRE and TEXRail commuter rail
T&P Station, Southeast.jpg
T&P Passenger Terminal in 2022
General information
Location221 W. Lancaster Ave.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
United States
Coordinates32°44′45″N 97°19′43″W / 32.74583°N 97.32861°W / 32.74583; -97.32861
Owned byTrinity Metro
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsTrinity Metro Routes 4 (M-Sat), and 6 (M-Sat)
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking351 spaces
ArchitectWyatt C. Hedrick
Architectural styleArt Deco, Skyscraper
Other information
Fare zoneWestern TRE Fare Zone
Opened1931 (T&P), December 3, 2001 (TRE), December 31, 2018 (2018-12-31) (preview service), January 10, 2019 (2019-01-10) (revenue service)
Rebuilt1999 (station building)
Preceding station TRE logo.png Trinity Railway Express Following station
Terminus Trinity Railway Express Fort Worth Central Station
Preceding station Trinity Metro Logo.svg Trinity Metro Following station
Terminus TEXRail Fort Worth Central Station
Former services
Preceding station Burlington Route Following station
toward Denver
Denver – Teague Dallas
toward Teague
Preceding station Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad Following station
toward Galveston
Main Line
via Ft. Worth
toward St. Louis
Preceding station Missouri Pacific Railroad Following station
Sunset Terrace
toward El Paso
Texas and Pacific Railway Main Line Dallas
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex is located in Texas
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex is located in the United States
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Texas and Pacific Terminal Complex
Area10.7 acres (4.3 ha)
Built1928 (1928)
NRHP reference No.78002983[1]
RTHL No.5243
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMay 26, 1978
Designated RTHL1980

Texas and Pacific Station, commonly known as T&P Station, is a terminal Trinity Railway Express and TEXRail commuter railroad station is located at 1600 Throckmorton Street in Fort Worth, Texas, on the south side of downtown. It is the current western terminus of the TRE commuter line, and is located near the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Fort Worth Water Gardens, Sundance Square and Tarrant County government facilities. T&P Station features free parking (unlike the nearby Fort Worth Central Station) which can be accessed from West Vickery Boulevard.


Postcard of the original T&P Station, 1910

The current Texas & Pacific Station building was built by the Texas and Pacific Railway. It opened on October 25, 1931,[2] as a replacement for an earlier station.[3] It was originally listed at the address, 221 W. Lancaster Avenue.[citation needed] It was designed in the Zigzag Moderne Art Deco style popular at the time. The opulent lobby features marble floors, metal-inlaid panel ceilings, and nickel and brass fixtures, incorporating the zigzags and chevrons distinctive of the style. The terminal facilities also included the larger Texas & Pacific Warehouse one block to the west, built in the same style as the station. The T&P Warehouse remains vacant despite significant civic support and third-party developer interest.

During the heyday of American passenger railroading, the station was also served by trains of the CB&Q (through the subsidiary Colorado and Southern Railroad and the Fort Worth and Denver Railway), Missouri Pacific, Katy, and Frisco Lines.[4] Other railroads, such as the Santa Fe and Rock Island Lines, stopped at the nearby Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Passenger Station.[5] The Texas & Pacific ran the Louisiana Eagle from New Orleans to Fort Worth, until 1963.[6] A successor night train and a successor day train ran on the route to New Orleans as late as 1968.[7] Up to the station's waning years, the Texas & Pacific ran the West Texas Eagle section of the Texas Eagle from St. Louis to the station, after breaking off at Longview.[8]

The station declined along with the rest of the Lancaster Avenue area when the elevated portion of Interstate 30 was built in 1958, effectively separating the area from downtown. The railroad vacated the terminal in 1967 when passenger service in Fort Worth ended, dispatching offices remained on the third floor until November 1, 1981, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development became the exclusive tenant from the early 1980s until the late 1990s.

The passenger area of the station, which had not been occupied by HUD and was virtually untouched since 1967, was restored to its former beauty in 1999 at a cost of $1.4 million. Passenger service resumed at Texas & Pacific station on December 3, 2001, with the TRE's extension into Fort Worth.

Future plans[edit]

The demolition of the elevated highway in 2002 opened the Lancaster Avenue area for redevelopment. The upper floors of the T&P station have been renovated and are available for purchase as condominiums. The building's facade also underwent renovation and a new parking facility was built on the south side of the building. The historic diner on the ground floor was renovated and converted into a bar called the T&P Tavern. The T&P Warehouse building has not yet been renovated and is currently vacant; in July 2007, after nearly four years of negotiations, the city of Fort Worth contracted with Dallas owner Cleopatra Investments to begin residential development, slated for completion in 2012.[9] The building remains vacant as of Qtr.2, 2022.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Roark, C. and Williams, B. (1995) Fort Worth's Legendary Landmarks. TCU Press. p. 173.
  3. ^ 1909 Postcard of former Texas and Pacific Passenger Station, Fort Worth, Texas (Wikimedia Commons)
  4. ^ 'Official Guide of the Railways,' National Railway Publication Company, August 1936, Index of Stations
  5. ^ Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. June 1941.
  6. ^ Texas Pacific timetable, September 10, 1960, Tale 2 streamlinermemories.info/South/T&P60TT.pdf
  7. ^ "Missouri Pacific Lines, Table 2". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 101 (1). June 1968.
  8. ^ "Missouri Pacific Lines, Tables 1, 1a, 2". Official Guide of the Railways. National Railway Publication Company. 97 (7). December 1964.
  9. ^ Baker, Sandra.[1] "T&P Warehouse owners are given another extension", July 7, 2011, accessed September 7, 2011.

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