On August 24, 2016, North Richland Hills city officials joined officials from Fort Worth, Grapevine and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority for the groundbreaking of the 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line that will run from downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport. There will be two stations in North Richland Hills, one near Iron Horse Boulevard and Loop 820 and the other on Smithfield Road. Service could start by the end of 2018. Find more information and construction updates at www.TEXRail.com.
TEXRail will not use diesel locomotives or heavy rail like the TRE trains. It will use Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) self-propelled passenger rail cars whichcreate 72% less pollution and 75% less noise than a standard locomotive. These rail cars are currently used by the Denton County Transportation Agency’s A-Train, which can be seen in the following video: