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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

December 16, 2010

DART and TRE's Christmas and New Year's Holiday Schedule

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on the following schedule during the Christmas and New Year's holidays:

Friday, December 24

  • DART administrative offices are closed.
  • DART buses and light rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.
  • TRE - Modified Saturday schedule
  • HOV - The high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-30 (East R.L. Thornton), on I-30 West (Tom Landry Freeway), the reversible S-ramp at the southern end of the I-35E (Stemmons) HOV lane, the direct connector ramp between the US 75 and I-635 HOV lanes, and the section of the I-35E/US 67 (South R. L. Thornton/Marvin D. Love) HOV lanes from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 will all be closed. The remaining portion of the I-35 (Stemmons) HOV lanes, the I-635 (LBJ) HOV lanes, the US 75 (Central Expressway) HOV lanes, and the I-35E/US 67 HOV lanes from Loop 12 to Camp Wisdom Road will be open 24 hours a day as usual.
  • Paratransit - Regular subscription trips will be canceled. Customers needing service for Friday, Dec. 24, are encouraged to begin calling Wednesday, Dec. 22. The Paratransit Scheduling Center will also be closed. However, next day scheduling will be accepted using our voicemail booking system and DART's automated booking feature, X-Press Booking. To speak with a staff person, customers may begin calling Wednesday, Dec. 22, to schedule service through Tuesday, Dec. 28. Customers should call 214.515.7272 and choose Option 3 to schedule their trip.
Saturday, December 25
  • DART buses and light rail will operate on a Sunday schedule.
  • TRE - No service
  • Paratransit - Regular Saturday schedule
Friday, December 31
  • DART administrative offices are closed.
  • DART buses and light rail will operate on a Saturday schedule.
  • DART Rail special New Year's Eve service - 15-minute service from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the Big D NYE event at Victory Station with return service concluding approximately one hour after the fireworks display. After the Stars game, fans will catch a Green Line train to West End Station to transfer to the Red Line or Blue Line.
    View DART Rail schedules for December 31
  • TRE - New Year's Eve will be a modified schedule, with a 20-minute after the game special for the Stars game, and a 30-minute train after the fireworks at Victory Plaza.
  • HOV - The high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on I-30 (East R.L. Thornton), on I-30 West (Tom Landry Freeway), the reversible S-ramp at the southern end of the I-35E (Stemmons) HOV lane, the direct connector ramp between the US 75 and I-635 HOV lanes, and the section of the I-35E/US 67 (South R. L. Thornton/Marvin D. Love) HOV lanes from downtown Dallas to Loop 12 will all be closed. The remaining portion of the I-35 (Stemmons) HOV lanes, the I-635 (LBJ) HOV lanes, the US 75 (Central Expressway) HOV lanes, and the I-35E/US 67 HOV lanes from Loop 12 to Camp Wisdom Road will be open 24 hours a day as usual.
  • Paratransit - Regular subscription trips will be canceled. Customers needing service for Friday, Dec. 31, are encouraged to begin calling on Wednesday, Dec. 29. The Paratransit Scheduling Center will also be closed on Friday, Dec. 31. However, next day scheduling will be accepted using our voicemail booking system and DART's automated booking feature, X-Press Booking. To speak with a staff person, customers may begin calling Wednesday, Dec. 29, to schedule service through Tuesday, Jan. 4. Customers should call 214.515.7272 and choose Option 3 to schedule their trip.
Saturday, January 1
  • DART Rail and buses will follow Sunday schedule except for additional light rail service for the TicketCity Bowl game between Texas Tech and Northwestern at the Cotton Bowl.
    View DART Rail schedules for January 1
  • BEFORE THE GAME
    • Starting at 7:10 a.m., DART Rail will operate on 10-minute intervals for Red Line departures from Parker Road Station.
    • Additional Red Line trains from Parker Road Station to MLK, Jr. Station will be available until 10 a.m. prior to the football game. These trains will provide service to all stations from Parker Road through downtown Dallas and on to Cedars Station before reaching MLK, Jr., Station. Look for the trains with the destination sign SPECIAL.
    • Green Line trains will depart North Carrollton/Frankford Station every 15 minutes.
    • Blue Line trains will follow a regular Sunday schedule.
  • AFTER THE GAME
    • Red Line trains from MLK, Jr. Station to Parker Road Station will be available until approximately 2 hours after game time. Note: Northbound Red Line trains will not allow passengers to board or deboard at Fair Park Station. These trains will stop at Baylor University Medical Center and Deep Ellum stations and all stations between Cityplace Station and Parker Road Station. These trains will not serve any downtown stations.
    • Regular Green Line service from MLK, Jr. and Fair Park stations both north and southbound.
  • TRE - No service
  • Paratransit - Regular Saturday schedule
DART's Customer Information Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, but open from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Customers needing schedule information can call 214.979.1111. DART route and schedule information is also available on www.DART.org and TRE information is at www.TrinityRailwayExpress.org.

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