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Old July 21st, 2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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FirstGroup wins first US commuter rail contract
Thursday, July 21, 2016



FIRSTGROUP is set to enter the North American commuter rail market after being selected by Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) to operate and maintain the 34km A-train line, which runs from Denton, Texas, to an interchange with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail Green Line at Trinity Mills in Carrollton

The nine-year contract, which has been awarded to FirstGroup’s US subsidiary First Transit, begins on October 1 and is expected to generate annual revenues of around $US 9m

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Old July 23rd, 2016, 08:25 PM   #2
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DALLAS - FORT WORTH | Commuter Rail

This thread is for Dallas - Fort Worth metro Commuter rail line and future Regional Rail network.

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Fast Facts...

System Size : 34 Miles (TRE) & 21 Miles (Atrain)
Number of Stations : 10 (TRE) & 6 (Atrain)
Number of lines : 2
Top Speed : 95mph / 150 km/h (TRE) & 75mph / 120km/h (Atrain)
Number of Major Stations / Terminals : 5
Daily Ridership : 8,900 (TRE) & 1,900 (Atrain)
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source : http://www.lightrailnow.org/news/n_dtn_2011-07a.htm

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Expansion Fast Facts

Full Build System Size : 206.2 miles (2030/2050)
Number of Stations : 62-68
Number of Lines : 10-12
Top Speed : 110mph / 177Kh/m
Number of Major Stations : 11-14
Estimated Daily Ridership : 80,600 to 110,400 (2030/2050)




Planned Tex Rail / Cotton belt


http://cmt-stl.org/fort-worths-tex-rail-progress/

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Source : http://casadeblundell.com/jonathan/c...to-waxahachie/


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DCTA Stadler GTW @Union Station
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Trinity Railway Express
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Union Station
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Union Station, Dallas, Texas
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Fort Worth Intermodal Center
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Doesn't that estimated number of passengers after the full extension of the system sound kind of low? The Stockholm commuter rail system which is roughly the size of that 2030/2050 projection (53 stations, 125 miles) has a daily ridership of 280,000. And that's in a city with a population of 2 million, roughly 1/3 to 1/4 of that of the Dallas - Fort Worth region.
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Doesn't that estimated number of passengers after the full extension of the system sound kind of low? The Stockholm commuter rail system which is roughly the size of that 2030/2050 projection (53 stations, 125 miles) has a daily ridership of 280,000. And that's in a city with a population of 2 million, roughly 1/3 to 1/4 of that of the Dallas - Fort Worth region.
Well the Dallas-Fort Worth region is mostly auto centric and sprawly...so the ridership tends to be lower then denser regions...
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"DART votes to fund both downtown subway and suburban rail"

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/dart/...-suburban-rail

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Old December 16th, 2016, 04:42 PM   #7
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From Metro Report:

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TEX Rail federal funding agreement signed
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USA: The Federal Transit Administration announced on December 15 that it had signed a $499·4m Capital Investment Grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority towards the $1·03bn TEX Rail commuter rail project. The funds are to be disbursed over four years.

Construction of the 43 km route began in August. Due to open in 2018, this would link central Fort Worth with Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, serving nine stations including two within the airport boundary

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5 questions about Cotton Belt line:
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Some news about TEX Rail:



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Archer Western has been selected to build a new $28.5m TEX Rail station next to Terminal B at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in the US.

The Terminal B station will serve as the last stop in TEX Rail's proposed 27-mile commuter rail project, which is currently being built by the Archer Western Herzog joint venture.

Connecting downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport, the line will improve commuting times to and from Fort Worth.

It will begin service next year and also features a walkway connecting to the existing Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) station located adjacent to Terminal A.
http://www.railway-technology.com/ne...-in-us-5734698
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So the different rail lines going to DFW won't share a station?
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No, but the distance between the two is really not that big.
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So the different rail lines going to DFW won't share a station?
I think its really more like two separate platform areas joined by a walkway. It's almost like one station
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