DCTA to Update A-train Schedule and Increase Peak Frequency Effective September 21

Man getting on the A-train. Text reads "A-train service changes effective September 21"

More changes are coming to the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) this month. Effective Monday, September 21, DCTA will update its weekday A-train schedule and increase peak frequency to provide more efficient transit train service for passengers. A-train schedules and frequency were previously adjusted due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This service change will restore parts of that previously reduced service. Bus schedules from the agency’s August 2020 service changes and Saturday A-train service will remain the same.


Updated A-train Schedule and Increased Frequency for Riders

The current A-train schedule includes 60-minute weekday headways. Effective September 21, the frequency will change to 30-minute peak and 60-minute off-peak weekday headways. Saturday A-train service will remain the same.

Southbound service from the Downtown Denton Transit Center (DDTC) will begin at 5 a.m., an hour earlier than the current schedule, with additional trains during peak hours at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. There will also be two additional southbound trains at 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Service will end at the same time as the current schedule.

Northbound service from the Trinity Mills station will begin at 6 a.m., the same time as the current schedule, with an additional train at 7:30 a.m. There will also be two additional northbound trains at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Service will end at the same time as the current schedule.

To view the updated A-train schedule, visit RideDCTA.net.


Downtown Denton Transit Center Limited Reopening

On Monday, September 21, DCTA will reopen DDTC for ticket purchases only. The lobby and restrooms remain closed to the public and the ticket window and customer service hours will be updated:

  • Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

Passengers can also purchase tickets by visiting DCTA’s online store, utilizing the GoPassSM mobile app available on Apple and Google Play stores and using Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) at each DCTA A-train station. We’re still accepting cash fare on buses. For more information on purchasing fare, visit our fare page.

Due to increased efforts to protect riders and agency employees during COVID-19, DCTA has updated its Lost and Found policy. Customers can pick up lost and/or misplaced items at the DDTC. If you have lost a high priority item on DCTA property, you must first call the agency’s customer service team at 940.243.0077. If an item is located in lost and found based on the description provided over the phone, DCTA’s Customer Service team will coordinate with that individual for pickup. For more information, visit DCTA’s Lost & Found Policy web page.

DCTA is taking the necessary precautions to make sure agency vehicles are safe and clean for passengers so that when they are ready, they can hop back on board and ride safely. We encourage riders to sign up for Rider Alerts and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive real-time information regarding facility closures and service changes.


View the updated schedule here: https://www.dcta.net/schedulechanges

For direct media inquires, please contact:

Adrienne Hamilton,

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

Direct Line: 972.316.6114

Mobile: 214.497.6166

Email: ahamilton@dcta.net

Kayla Laird,

Communications Coordinator

Direct Line: 972.315.6124

Mobile: 469-647-0071

Email: klaird@dcta.net