Trinity Railway Express runs from Fort Worth T&P Station to Dallas Union Station, and it’s a fun and convenient way to see the city. We decided to spend a day and learn as much as we could about it, and I wanted to introduce my suburban kids to mass transit, so they are comfortable with it when they travel. Plus, I just like trains.
Know Before You Go
Students need to have school issued ID, in case they are asked.
Restrooms are available on the trains in the front.
Ticket Kiosk are located at the Stations, and they take credit cards.
Learn from my mistake. We were running late, I had no idea how to purchase a ticket and not only did we miss our train, but I purchased the wrong tickets! Arrive at least 15 minutes before your train to purchase your ticket. Trains will NOT wait for you if you are in line to purchase a ticket!
Use the FREE GoPass App! It’s super easy, and tickets are kept on your phone so you can’t lose them! Click HERE to get the App.
While you are waiting, keep little kids close! Unscheduled trains come through all the time, quickly! Stay off the tracks unless you are crossing!
There are 10 stations on the Trinity Railway Express, and we took the time to learn a little about each one. These are the ones with things to see within walking distance.
T&P Station, Fort Worth is the original 1930’s Texas and Pacific Station, and it’s really a beautiful old building. Today the old offices have been converted into the T & P Lofts, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments selling in the $200,000 – $300,000. The T & P Grill occupies the ground floor, and is really neat. We spent an hour here, waiting for our train, and the kids played cornhole while I sat back watching them and enjoying a snack.
Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center is not only a station for the TRE, but also Amtrak, as well as Greyhound Buses, and Fort Worth’s T bus service. This is your stop to visit the Fort Worth Water Gardens, and walk the 2 minutes to grab lunch at the Little Red Wasp.
Victory Station is at the American Airlines Center, so it’s the perfect way to enjoy games and concerts without the hassle of driving and getting a parking spot! “A Westbound train will depart Victory Station (AA Center) 20 minutes after the end of all Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks games that begin after 6:00pm. Other events may also utilize a “20 Minute Special” and will be noted on the schedule calendars.”
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is just a short walk away, too. Stop on the way at Paciugos for a sweet treat!
Victory Station is also a good stop if you want to ride or walk on the Katy Trail, which runs from American Airlines Center to SMU. The TRE does allow bikes, and most of the stations have bike services.
Union Station is located in Downtown Dallas, and is a short walk to Dealy Plaza, the Sixth Floor Museum, the Dallas Holocaust Museum, Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas West End.
Trinity Railway Express
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