Furious Riders Say "DART Sucks"

3-hour delays, full trains raise anger for DART rail passengers

By Greg Janda
|  Sunday, Oct 18, 2009  |  Updated 11:20 AM CDT
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Furious Rail Riders Say "DART Sucks"

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I took an adventurous ride on the green line yesterday to see the new stop at the Fair. I got my tickets and I'm ready....bring it on! Sent in to SoDFW

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Furious Rail Riders Say "DART Sucks"

Three-hour delays, full trains raise anger for DART light rail passengers heading to the TX/OU game in Fair Park.
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Furious DART rail passengers told our cameras "DART sucks" while entering Fair Park, hours after the Texas/Oklahoma University game had already begun.

"I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty pissed," said one out-of-town guest.

Another, clad in crimson, said, "DART rail. Pathetic. Don't do it."

Rail passengers complained about broken ticket dispensers, overcrowded trains and how some riders did not even pay the ticket fee.

Kasey Tomlinson called her trip "a real disaster, a solid three hours with stops every minute."

"They should remove the word rapid from their title, because it's not rapid," another passenger joked.

A DART spokesperson said service started at 6:30 a.m. in anticipation of large crowds. Officials said they put every train they had on the tracks. Trains started filling up as early as 8:00 a.m.

"Every year we're here, why are we having these delays?" passenger Donna Burdette asked. "Plus, they've been advertising 'Take the DART, it's going to be so awesome.' Well, it sucks."

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