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The A-train Rail Trail spans 19 miles, connecting the northwestern Dallas suburbs of Denton and Lewisville along an active commuter line operated by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). As of 2019, all 19 miles of the rail-with-trail has been completed and is open to the public.
The northern 9-mile section of the A-train Rail Trail is also known as the Denton Branch Rail Trail. It was built along the former Denton Branch of the MKT Railroad and completed in 2011. The paved pathway runs from the Downtown Denton Transit Center south to Swisher Road in Lake Dallas. The route generally parallels I-35, providing access to schools, residential neighborhoods, and commercial areas. In addition to the downtown transit center, the trail also connects to the MedPark Station.
In 2018, the A-train Rail Trail was extended south of Swisher Road to the Highland Village/Lake Lewisville Station. This section includes passage over Lewisville Lake. And then in 2019, the remaining gap, between the Highland Village/Lake Lewisville Station and downtown Lewisville was closed - effectively completing the A-train Rail Trail.
Picking up from downtown Lewisville, the southernmost section of the A-train Rail Trail is also known as the Lewisville Hike and Bike Trail. This paved trail was completed in 2016 and spans 4 miles from the Old Town Station south to Hebron Station. Bordered by Lewisville Lake, the community is a recreational hub in the Dallas–Fort Worth area.
Access to the trail is available from DCTA’s five A-train stations (from north to south):
Bikes are allowed on the A-train; look for the bike hooks available near the ADA-accessible seats.
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