DART limits transportation services due to freezing rain and sleet in North Texas

Update at 5:24 p.m., February 24: DART will once again extend its limited service through Friday due to reports of road and overpass freezing.

The Trinity Railway Express will resume regular operating hours tomorrow.

DART staff are inspecting routes and tracks in a bid to resume normal services from Saturday. However, this will not be confirmed until Friday afternoon. Riders can also expect delays until noon on Friday due to the refreezing of roads and overpasses this evening.

Several stations listed below will remain open with DART staff present for those in need of warmth or travel planning.

Update at 4:30 p.m., February 23: With a winter storm warning in effect, DART said it would extend limited service on trains and buses through Thursday.

Wednesday. the transit agency had suspended train operations and limited bus routes to a schedule because the forecast called for freezing conditions. Paratransit services that were due to return on Thursday will also remain suspended. The agency says it is monitoring when services can be safely restored.

On Thursday, several stations will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. for users who need warmth or help getting around. DART personnel will be present at these stations.

  • Addison Transit Center
  • Arapaho Central Station
  • Buckner Station
  • Western Central Business District (CBD) Transfer Center
  • Central Business District (CBD) Eastern Transfer Center
  • Garland Town Center Station
  • Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station
  • JB Jackson, Jr Transit Center
  • June Lake Station
  • Ledbetter Station
  • Parker Road Station
  • South Garland Transit Center

The Cockrell Hill pickup location will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Original post: Freezing rain and sleet remain likely Wednesday and Thursday as temperatures drop in North Texas, and a winter weather advisory will be in effect those days, the National Weather Service said.

Ice can affect driving conditions, requiring local transportation services to monitor the weather and adjust services.

DART says it will limit service starting Wednesday morning following reports of freezing rain and sleet.

Rail operations will be suspended and DART bus routes will operate on a Sunday schedule from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. GoLink on-demand services will also operate on a Sunday schedule between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. and the Trinity Railway Express will operate on a Saturday schedule. .

Dallas Light Rail operations will also be suspended and all subscription rides through DART Paratransit will be canceled unless transportation is for a medical reason.

Paratransit services will resume on Thursday. DART will determine when to reinstate alternate service based on weather conditions after Wednesday. Up-to-date changes can be viewed on its website, dart.org.

DART will also operate shuttles between stations. Many will remain open to allow people to warm up and plan their trips.

These stations will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday:

  • Western Central Business District (CBD) Transfer Center
  • Central Business District (CBD) Eastern Transfer Center
  • Addison Transit Center
  • Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station
  • South Garland Transit Center
  • JB Jackson, Jr Transit Center

These stations will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday:

  • Parker Road Station
  • Ledbetter Station
  • Garland Town Center Station
  • Cockrell Hill Transfer Location

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