Rail

Denton County 'A-train' begins final testing

Posted on April 28, 2011

Texas' Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) continues to make progress on the A-train and expects to launch service on June 20, 2011. In anticipation of the opening, the agency has begun testing in order to finalize its operating schedule and be ready to host a community-wide celebration on June 18.

Construction for the A-train project is largely complete with minor work continuing in Denton at the stations and intersections. Vehicle and equipment testing and crew qualifying are the first phase of operations in preparation for revenue service and began in April in the southern segment between Lewisville and Carrollton. System testing of the segment north of Lewisville Lake will begin in mid-May.

Since testing has begun and a portion of the system is now active, DCTA has increased its efforts to discourage trespassing along the rail corridor. DCTA has a full-time Denton County Sherriff's Deputy patrolling the corridor and is working with municipal police to enforce the "no trespassing" signage.

While DCTA has not finalized its rail schedule and will not do so until run times between stations are tested with trains, the Authority has outlined service parameters and operating hours. Pre-revenue testing will begin in late May and a detailed schedule will be released to the public in early June.

DCTA will optimize its schedule to meet as many Green Line trains at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Trinity Mills station. DCTA will operate at a 25-minute frequency during peak periods and 60-80 minute frequencies during the off-peak.

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