FabriTec has been contracted to build frame-supported tensile membrane structures that will cover the new TEXRail Station at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The purpose of the new rail station is to have public transportation connecting the city of Fort Worth to Dallas with its end line being DFW Airport.
The new TEXRail station will be at Terminal B and has been estimated to cost $28.4 million. The saddle-shaped canopies FabriTec has installed will protect commuters as they enter and exit the train. The project also includes 4,760 sqft walkway canopies along the sides of the station.
When complete the light-railway will stretch approximately 27 miles; from downtown Fort Worth to northeast Tarrant County, North Richland Hills and Grapevine, then finally into Terminal B at DFW International Airport.
The DFW Airport chief executive Sean Donohue said of the planned TEXRail station, “We’re excited about that. We’re on track. The look and feel of the station will be very similar to the DART station at Terminal A. We’ll pretty much use the same design.”
The project received a status of substantial completion December 4th which is on schedule for its January 5, 2019 opening. The TEXRail Station at Terminal B is expected to attract 8,000 passengers per day by the end of its first year.
See more photos of the TEXRail Terminal B Station at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport here.