GRAPEVINE, Texas — Grapevine was originally known as Grape Vine Prairie when tracks reached the community in 1888.
The St. Louis, Arkansas & Texas (SLA&T) — and later the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company — served Grapevine on its “Cotton Belt” line connecting Waco and Fort Worth.
A man who “returned yesterday from a visit to Grapevine and says when be left there yesterday morning the smoke from the Cotton Belt locomotive could be seen in Grapevine and the tracklayers were at work putting down the rails to the city,” the Fort Worth Daily Gazette reported on February 23, 1888. “The coming of the iron horse to Grapevine means a new era for that city.”
The current depot in the heart of town was built in about 1901 and may have replaced an earlier structure; some sources date the depot to 1888.
The station was closed in 1972, and in 1973, the depot was relocated to Heritage Park, roughly a mile from the current location. It was relocated back to its original location in about 1994.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) purchased the tracks from north of Fort Worth to Wylie, Texas, in 1990.
TEXRail trains began serving Grapevine on January 10, 2019. Officials reworked the station, officially named Grapevine-Main Street, to accommodate the new commuter service.