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June 24, 2013

reflections - on Riding the Rails...


Our next trip will be to Plano, and we plan on my friend, Helen, getting on at Mockingbird to join us.

A word or two in planning. The TRE is a large, much more comfortable train. DART has smaller cars, and it is much more urban... reminding me, in some ways, of the subway in New York City. Getting on the TRE is a leisurely process, but getting on and off the DART takes some listening. They announce which side of the train to use, and you need to move fairly quickly.

The price for an all-day ticket is $5, and children are $1.25. However, if you’re old, as we are, your ticket is $2.50 for the day. You can’t beat that for a day-long trip; and some of the stations, like downtown Dallas, Mockingbird, Plano, are situated where there are food, galleries and other sites.

When you are ready to come home, just go back to Union Station and catch the TRE back to Fort Worth. The last train to Fort Worth leaves Dallas at 11 pm. Oh, and the first one going to Dallas leaves Fort Worth at 5 a.m.

So, try traveling on the rails.

It’s really a lot of fun!


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