Denton celebrated the opening of it’s first passenger rail line on September 30, 1924. Nearly a century later, in just a few weeks, (on June 18) DCTA will throw an opening day bash for the A-train passenger line. The Rock N’ Rail celebration will give free train rides and host festivities at each station. There will be bands, food, etc. They need a bunch of volunteers, around 150, so if you want to help, fill out this DCTA volunteer form.
There are a few key details people should know about biking and the A-train:
- You can’t bring a bike on the train for opening day. The trains will be too crowded to fit bikes, and DCTA generously allows bikes on board anytime after opening day.
- The train cars will be an older style for the first 18 months, so they won’t have bike hooks. If you want to take a bike on board, you’ll have to securely hold it.
- DCTA asks that people load bikes on the train via the stairs, not the ramps.
- The rail trail re-opens concurrent with the train service. Denton Parks & Rec asks that people stay off the trail till June 18.
- Pictured above are nicer wave bike racks at the downtown station for about 40 bikes.