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What To Do Along The TEXRail Between DFW & Fort Worth

Jan 25th, 2024

Getting to and from Fort Worth is pretty easy, but it can be even easier along the Trinity Metro TEXRail!

TEXRail is a system of light rail trains traveling between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and downtown Fort Worth. At only $5 for a whole-day pass, it’s certainly a great option for quick and efficient public transportation between the two hubs of activity.

If you live in or near any of our Dallas apartments, especially our Grapevine apartments, then be sure to try the TEXRail out next time you’re heading for a flight or into Fort Worth — we’re sure you’ll be happy with your trip!

Stations along Trinity Metro’s TEXRail in Fort Worth

DFW Airport Terminal B Station

This is the first stop along the TEXRail heading toward Fort Worth, and it’s the only station to deposit and pick up riders directly at one of the many terminals at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Here, you can head straight to the check-in counters, to the terminal parking, to the arrivals area and wherever else you need to go. 

DFW Airport North Station

This little station just north of the airport is an open-air station with a single covered platform beside the tracks. Here, you can travel toward the main terminal area of the airport via train or get into the industrial area just east of Grapevine via car or rideshare. 

Grapevine/Main Street Station

Grapevine is a stunning town with loads of train-related history, so what better way to visit it than via train?

The TEXRail station is located right in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine and is itself a stunning piece of architecture. Enjoy an assortment of dining options at Harvest Food Hall within the train station, or stroll along Main Street and peruse the local businesses, wineries, galleries and restaurants that make Grapevine so special. Be sure to check out the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to learn more about the history of railroads in Dallas, and don’t miss out on the many holiday festivities that make Grapevine the Christmas Capital of Texas!

Trinity Metro on Instagram: "Embark on a magical journey this holiday season! 🚂✨ Hop aboard the TEXRail and be whisked away to Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas! 🎄🎅 From twinkling lights to festive markets, Grapevine offers a wonderland of holiday cheer perfect for the whole family. 🌟 Discover the joy and ease of traveling without the traffic hassle. Create lasting memories as you explore all the festive attractions that @visitgrapevine has to offer, all conveniently accessible via TEXRail. 🚆❄️ 🎅✨Don't miss these festive sights and photo opps!✨🎅 ⛸️ Peace Plaza Ice Skating Rink 🚂 North Pole Express Neighborhood and Grapevine Vintage Railroad Station ✉️ Letters to Santa - drop a letter in Santa's mailbox! 🎅 Santa on Bench - Take a Santa selfie! 🎪 Merry Memories Square - The Grapevine Town Square is transformed for the holidays 🎁 Toyland - where toys come to life in a BIG way! 📸 Torrian Cabin - get your cameras ready for all the photo opps surrounding this historical cabin  🎠 Take a whirl on the North Pole Express carousel!  ☃️ Plan your family adventure today and let TEXRail be your sleigh to Grapevine’s holiday festivities. 🎁👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Visit for more information."

233 likes, 6 comments - ridetrinitymetro on December 8, 2023: "Embark on a magical journey this holiday season! 🚂✨ Hop aboard the TEXRail and be whisked aw..."

North Richland Hills/Smithfield Station

The next stop on your journey along the train is in North Richland Hills. There’s not too much directly around the station, but it’s in a super convenient spot to get to several hubs of spotting activities! 

Head east a few blocks and you’ll get to Walker’s Creek Park, a sprawling green space with waterside trails, pathways, boardwalks and lawns. There are softball fields, tennis courts,  practice fields and playgrounds, too, so it’s a great spot for sporting events or a casual game of catch with the kids. 

A couple more blocks east is the NYTEX Sports Center — home of the Brahmas Hockey team. The sports complex hosts hockey, ice skating, arena football, roller derby, lacrosse, wrestling, soccer, gymnastics and fencing, as well as USA Volleyball Club Tejas Volleyball. 

North Richland Hills/Iron Horse Station

This North Richland station is a little more walkable than its northern counterpart. 

The most popular thing to do up here is the Iron Horse Golf Course, a par-70, 6,700-yard championship course that’s known for its scenic setting, rolling terrain, mature trees and two gentle creeks. It’s a pretty tough course by pro standards, but the course is forgiving and has several tees on each hole to allow players of all levels of experience to enjoy this Texas golfing gem. 

Also near the station is a shopping complex that’s got all your basics — Home Depot, WinCo Foods, Chick-fil-A, Dutch Bros Coffee, Walmart and Sam’s Club. So go do your golfing, grab some groceries, hop on the train and be home by 5, no problem. That’s how easy it can be.

Mercantile Center Station

This station is catered toward those traveling to and from the industrial district in south Melody Hills or residents of nearby Haltom City. There’s not much to see and do in terms of entertainment, but if you’re looking for a quick and affordable way to travel into Fort Worth or to the airport, then it’s a great halfway point to park and ride the train!

Northside Station

This centrally-located station is the beating heart of north Fort Worth, transporting passengers to the high-traffic areas of the Fort Worth Stockyards and the Fort Worth Meacham International Airport. Busses run regularly from the station to both of these destinations, so in our minds this is a major win for the Fort-Worth public transportation system! Taking the train to this station means you’ll never have to fight for parking in the Stockyards’ parking lot or pay a million dollars for an Uber ever again!

Fort Worth Central Station

This train station located right in the heart of Fort Worth actually services several public transportation networks. Greyhound buses depart from here, as do Amtrak trains and DART buses and trains. 

And, of course, downtown Fort Worth is just a block away, filled with live entertainment, restaurants, hotels, museums and parks. The Fort Worth Convention Center is exactly 2 blocks away down East Ninth Street, so you’ll never have to worry about parking for your next event ever again!

Fort Worth T&P Station

This western terminus is located just a few blocks further south of the city center, but still well within walking distance of downtown. 

The closest attraction to this station is the Fort Worth Water Gardens, which is a great place to sit and watch the water features while waiting for your next train. Part-engineering, part-architectural marvel, this garden is a shady oasis in downtown Fort Worth that is well worth the train ride out to see it!

The TEXRail is a great method of transportation if you’re looking to get to and from the airport and Froth Worth. Skip the traffic, take a nap, catch up on a podcast or grab some shut-eye on your early morning commute — the TEXRail will take care of the rest!

You can buy your tickets here or at any of the stations along the route.


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Colleen Ford is a South African who now lives in Spokane, Washington. She loves to travel, camp (in warm weather) and bake.

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