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Texas Eagle Busing Continuing into September

July 12, 2014

Texas Eagle passengers travelling to points south of Fort Worth, Texas, will be going by bus through September due to track construction at Tower 55 in Fort Worth.

Amtrak will use the Trinity Railway Express commuter line between Irving and Northeast Tarrant County. When this route reaches Fort Worth, passengers will have to get off the train and board long-distance buses, which will transport them to stops in Cleburne, McGregor, Temple, Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio.

This Sunday, July 13, will be the only exception to the modified schedule, when TRE will be closed for maintenance. Amtrak will take passengers as far as Dallas then bus them to the other Texas Eagle stops on the way to San Antonio.

“I think everyone knew this was coming. The problem is that Fort Worth’s Tower 55 is at the center of the railroad universe,” said Peter LeCody, president of Texas Rail Advocates and NARP board member. “It’s going to be a long, hot summer for passengers transiting through Fort Worth. Let’s hope there are orderly plans in place to minimize the inconvenience.”