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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

November 7, 2007

Downtown rail station closures begin Wednesday, Nov. 21

DART to operate Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day

Downtown Rail Improvements Require Some Station Closures and Bus Shuttles Wednesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 25

Most DART services will operate on a Sunday schedule in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Thursday, November 22 and a modified schedule on Friday, November 23.

  • DART bus and light rail services will follow a Sunday schedule on Thursday. View information for the 40th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot at Dallas City Hall Plaza.

  • On Friday bus routes 202, 204/247, 206 and 283 will follow a special schedule while other routes will observe a Saturday schedule. Customers should look for the Rider Alert on DART vehicles or at DART facilities or visit the Current Rider Alert section of www.DART.org for details. Other than the express routes listed above, routes that don't ordinarily operate on Saturdays will not operate on Friday. DART Rail service will operate on a Saturday schedule on the 23rd.

  • The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. On Friday, it will follow a modified schedule. Please see the current TRE timetable or visit www.trinityrailwayexpress.org for specific departure and arrival times.

  • The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane on I-30 (East R. L. Thornton) and on I-30 West (Tom Landry Freeway); the reversible S-ramp at the southern end of the I-35E (Stemmons) HOV lane; and the section of the I-35E/U.S. 67 (South R. L. Thornton/Marvin D. Love) HOV lanes from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 will all be closed on Thursday and Friday. The remaining portion of the Stemmons HOV lanes, the LBJ HOV lanes, and the I-35E/U.S. 67 HOV lanes from Loop 12 to Camp Wisdom Road will be open as usual.

  • DART Paratransit Services for customers with disabilities will operate on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. The Paratransit Scheduling Center will be closed on Thursday and Friday. This means regular subscription trips are canceled on Thursday and Friday. Customers may call on Wednesday to schedule service for Thursday, November 22 through Tuesday, November 27. Customers should call 214-515-7272, and choose Option 3 to schedule their trip. Next day scheduling is also available using our automated booking feature, X-Press Booking.

  • DART administrative offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday. However, on those days, DART's Customer Information Center will respond to customer questions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 214-979-1111. DART route and schedule information is always available at www.DART.org.


Bus shuttles replace trains between Mockingbird & West End stations

From approximately 4 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21 through Sunday, November 25, northbound and southbound train service between Mockingbird and West End stations will be replaced with bus shuttles. Trains will resume regular service on Monday, November 26.

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 signOn Wednesday, November 21, shuttle buses will operate approximately every five minutes during rush hours and every 10 minutes during non-rush hours. Shuttles will operate approximately every 10 minutes all day from Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25.

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 from Mockingbird or southbound from West End.

Customers should add at least 30 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.

Nonstop Shuttle and All Stations Stop at Mockingbird Map
Nonstop Shuttle Downtown Stops Map
Local Downtown Stops-Southbound Map
Local Downtown Stops-Northbound Map
Local Stops at Cityplace Station


Shuttle bus service for special events
  • Dallas Stars Hockey at American Airlines Center
    • Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday, November 23, 7:30 p.m.

Shuttle buses will depart Mockingbird and West End stations every 10 minutes beginning at 6 p.m. and will continue until 30 minutes after the games end. The shuttle bus stop will be located on the south side of Olive Street, just east of Houston Street.

AAC Map

  • 40th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot at Dallas City Hall Plaza
    • Thursday, November 22

Buses displaying TURKEY TROT will operate from Mockingbird Station to Convention Center Station approximately every 10 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. and approximately every 20 minutes between 9:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Return buses from Convention Center Station to Mockingbird Station will operate approximately every 10 minutes between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Northbound customers leaving after 2 p.m. may take DART Rail to West End Station and board the non-stop bus shuttle to Mockingbird Station.

DART Rail service between West End and Westmoreland and Ledbetter stations will also serve Convention Center Station. It will operate on a Sunday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Convention Center Station Map

View the Rail Improvements in Downtown Dallas Affect Rail Service During Thanksgiving Week Rider Alert.


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.

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