DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — This week the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will celebrate 25 years of providing commuter rail service across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

The TRE debuted on December 30, 1996. Operating between what is now EBJ Union Station and South Irving Station, the 10-mile commuter rail line had more than 4,000 riders during its first day of operation.

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Five years later, in 2001, the TRE finally realized its full vision. Stretching from EBJ Union Station all the way to the Fort Worth T&P Station by downtown Fort Worth.

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As part of the 25th year celebration, the TRE is offering riders the opportunity to win 25 days of free rides. Participants who share their fondest TRE memories have a chance to win 25 regional day passes. Entries will be accepted through January 2, 2022 on the TRE website.

CBSDFW.com Staff