DART Light Rail Repairs Completed Thursday - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

DART Light Rail Repairs Completed Thursday

Riders on the Orange, Red and Blue lines experienced delays Wednesday

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    Officials 'Hopeful' DART Repairs Will Be Complete Thursday

    Several Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail lines are running with delays Wednesday due to repairs being done on overhead wires, officials say. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019)

    Several Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail lines are running as scheduled Thursday morning after repairs on damaged overhead wires caused a day of delays.

    The sudden cold weather caused the overhead power lines near Mockingbird Station to contract and break loose Tuesday night, said DART spokesman Gordon Shattles. He said the cabling was then damaged by a passing train.

    Shattles said DART was hopeful the damage would be repaired Wednesday night and things would be running smoothly for the Thursday morning commute.

    DART officials confirmed after 4 a.m. the repair work was complete and service would resume as scheduled.

    Orange, Red and Blue lines were affected, DART said in a Wednesday morning travel alert.

    The disruption left riders like Faye Washington confused and frustrated while she tried to get to work on time.

    "I had to de-board two trains, then I had to get on a shuttle," she said. "Once I got on a shuttle to come here, now I have to wait on another shuttle. My children are out here. This is just a real inconvenience."

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