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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 6, 2007

Bus shuttles replace trains between Mockingbird & West End stations

Downtown Rail Improvements Require Some Station Closures and Bus Shuttles Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23

From approximately 4 a.m. on Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, September 23, northbound and southbound train service between Mockingbird and West End stations will be replaced with bus shuttles. Trains will resume regular service on Monday, September 24.

Southbound Red and Blue Line trains will operate to Mockingbird station. Northbound Red and Blue Line trains will operate to West End station. There will be no rail service between the following stations: Mockingbird, Cityplace, Pearl, St. Paul, Akard, and West End.

In case of rail service disruption bus stop sign Two bus shuttles will operate approximately every 10 minutes:

LOCAL BUS SHUTTLE SERVICE: will circulate between Mockingbird and West End stations for passengers who have destinations at Cityplace, Pearl, St. Paul, or Akard stations.

NON-STOP SHUTTLE SERVICE: will provide service to Mockingbird and West End stations for passengers who wish to continue Red or Blue Line rail services Northbound (Mockingbird) or Southbound (West End).

Customers should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time, and check the schedule on any connecting bus routes they may be using. Customers with questions about schedules may still contact Customer Service at 214-979-1111 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Route and schedule information is always available on the DART website and construction updates are available at www.DART.org/constructionupdates.


Special Service to the Revolve Tour at American Airlines Center (Victory Station)

Friday, September 21
Special event rail service will operate to and from Victory Station.
Saturday, September 22
Rail service to Victory Station will be replaced by special morning and afternoon bus shuttles.
Morning Service - Shuttle buses to American Airlines Center will depart every 10 minutes from Mockingbird and West End stations, beginning approximately at 7:30 a.m., and ending around 9:30 a.m.
View the Mockingbird and West End stations bus stop locations (Opens in a new window)
Afternoon Service - Shuttle buses to West End and Mockingbird stations will depart American Airlines Center every 5-10 minutes, beginning at 3:40 p.m. and ending around 5:15 p.m.

AAC Map
The shuttle bus stop will be located on the south side of Olive Street, just east of Houston Street.



DART Rail expansion smoothes connections
The temporary shuttle service will accommodate construction that will result in a more direct rail route in and out of the subway under North Central Expressway. In addition to making train trips faster and smoother, this project and modifications planned at downtown stations during the next two years will make the system more convenient as it makes way for new Green Line service.

When complete in 2010, the 28-mile Green Line will connect Pleasant Grove, Downtown Dallas, Farmers Branch and Carrollton. The first phase, between Downtown Dallas and Fair Park, is scheduled to open September 2009.

Construction Symbol
View the Rail Improvements in Downtown Dallas Affect Rail Service All Day - Sept. 22 & 23 alert for bus shuttle route maps and more information.


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