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#1 Chey

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

I'm going to be arriving in Fort Worth late afternoon and will be staying overnight to catch the Eagle the next day. My reservation is at the Embassy Suites, which Google Maps says is .3 miles from the intermodal station. Provided I'm not having back pain that day and can walk with my wheeled carryon, is it a safe walk? I'm a senior and female. Thanks.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:43 PM

Youll be perfectly safe walking in downtown Ft. Worth!

The Amtrak Station is an Intermodel one which Greyhound,TRE and the Local Buses share. Plenty of cabs available as is Uber and Lyft if the weather turns nasty, or you just don't fell like walking.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

google "Molly the Trolley" It is free, and I believe it covers the intermodal and the hotel......



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:55 PM

Thanks, Bob, that's reassuring!

I forgot all about Molly! Yeah, it does go right by there - but according to the most recent online brochure (Aug 2017) it's not free anymore, it says it's 2 bucks. Which I can live with.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:29 PM

I did not realize they started charging...sorry  but it does fit the bill service wise....



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:47 PM

I have a feeling the change is very recent. And you're right, it does fit the bill!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:14 PM

The problem with walking is no shade at all for the first 3 blocks (parking lots) which is very unpleasant in TX.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:40 PM

You'll have the typical bus crowd (Greyhound and local transit) in and around the station but security is quick to roust out anyone that even looks like they may cause trouble.  You will enjoy a very safe walk for sure.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:20 PM

Thanks, all.

I have a chance to take a later, cheaper ride to FTW but it gets there at 8:30, which is almost an hour after sunset, not to mention the station says it closes at 6PM; I don't know, but I would think that changes the equation dramatically. So I think I'll stick to the earlier ride. Got my hat and sunscreen handy if I'm up to the walk! Thanks again, all.




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