Trinity Metro has a new webcam that lets you spy on Fort Worth trains live
Trinity Metro has launched a new live webcam that will make you feel like you are in charge of Fort Worth’s entire transportation system.
The webcam is on line and offers a new perspective on railroad activities in downtown Fort Worth, any time of the day.
If you connect to the agency train camera pageyou can watch the comings and goings of three passenger train lines and many freight trains in real time.
The live webcam offers video of Fort Worth Central Station with a view from the President and CEO’s office window. The perspective is from the top floor of Trinity Metro Headquarters at Grove and 7th Streets.
The camera operates around the clock to provide a birds-eye view of Trinity subway trains, as well as Amtrak and freight. You are the boss!
This is where you will see Trinity Metro TEXRail trains as well as some Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains. (TEXRail, a commuter rail line between Fort Worth Central Station and DFW Airport Station B, is owned and operated by Trinity Metro.)
You can identify these trains not only by the track, but also by their bright red doors. If you zoom in – yes, you can zoom in – on the train platform to the right of track 1, you might be able to spot the conductors in traditional uniforms.
During the day, you will see 33 eastbound and 33 westbound trains. During the majority of operating hours, TEXRail runs every 30 minutes – hourly and half-hourly. The service is the same every day of the year.
This track is for the TRE commuter rail, which connects Fort Worth Central Station and Union Station to downtown Dallas. (TRE, which includes double-decker cars, is jointly owned and operated by Trinity Metro and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)). The cars are red, white and blue with a white star on the side.
TRE offers different hours on weekdays compared to Saturdays and does not operate on Sundays. On weekdays, you can spot 31 eastbound and 31 westbound trains.
Amtrak boards at Fort Worth Central Station. The Texas Eagle (Amtrak 21/421 and 22/422) and the Heartland Flyer (Amtrak 821 and 822) are on Runway 3. The runway up from Runway 3 is where the Heartland Flyer departs for Oklahoma City after a very short saving movement.
There are many freight trains throughout the day and night on the remaining tracks to the left of your screen. These freight trains running away from the camera are heading west towards tower 55. You will see Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and Union Pacific (UP) on these tracks, traveling to or from tower 55 .
Other Things to Look For
You can watch TEXRail and TRE trains continue from Central Station to a terminus at the original Texas and Pacific Railroad station (now Fort Worth T&P station), less than a mile of track east. west.
Tower 55, one of the nation’s busiest rail intersections that connects freight and passenger trains, is to the right of this image, but is out of view.
Fort Worth’s Hole-in-the-Wall is also nearby, but not pictured. This was a choke point for several railroads and utilities, and it was a major challenge for TEXRail during the construction phase.
The link to the webcam video is here.