If you intend to use Dallas Area Rapid Transit or the Trinity Railway Express during the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend, you'll want to read on before starting your trip. DART has some serious schedule changes you need to know about.
All downtown Dallas light rail service will be shut down from Thursday, November 27, to Sunday, November 30, to replace aging train tracks. This has been ongoing during the weekends; now that downtime will run for four days.
DART shuttle buses will serve the affected stations. Buses will load and unload at the red "Rail Disruption" bus stops located near each station. You can find out more at DART.org/cbdrailreplacement.
Buses and light rail trains will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thursday, November 27, and a Saturday schedule on Friday, November 28.
The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. On Friday, it will follow a modified schedule. Schedule details are available at TrinityRailwayExpress.org.
DART Paratransit will operate on a holiday schedule on Thanksgiving Day and the day after. The Paratransit scheduling center will be closed on Thursday and Friday. This means regular subscription trips are canceled on those days.
Customers may call on Wednesday, November 26, to schedule service for Thursday, November 27, through Tuesday, December 2. Customers should call 214-515-7272 and choose option 3 to schedule their trip. Next-day scheduling is also available each day using DART's voice mail booking application and automated X-Press Booking feature.
DART's customer information center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will open Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. It is available by calling 214-979-1111.
DART administrative offices and the customer care center — which handles complaints, commendations, suggestions, and lost and found — will be closed both Thanksgiving Day and Friday.