November 24, 2017 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Gordon Dickson -

If all goes according to plan, a year from now the long-awaited TEX Rail commuter train service will make its maiden voyage from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.

But that’s a big if.

Much work remains on the commuter line, which is expected to cost more than $1 billion.

Although officials at the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, the agency responsible for building the train line, insist they are still on track to open the service by December 2018, many observers believe the construction likely will take several months longer.

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