Winter Weather: Scenario One

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Winter weather that’s more like Duluth than Dallas delivers havoc on every mode of travel.

DART wants to make sure you’re prepared for what the weather may bring this winter and has created two operating scenarios for bus and rail. We’ll go over the first one below. Stay tuned for Scenario Two.

Scenario One: Partial Rail Shutdown

Scenario One involves a partial shutdown of DART Rail with limited bus service. Trains will operate roughly within the LBJ Loop between the following stations:

  • Red Line: LBJ/Central – 8th & Corinth
  • Blue Line: LBJ/Skillman – 8th & Corinth
  • Green Line: Farmers Branch – Lawnview
  • Orange Line: Irving Convention Center – LBJ/Central

DART bus routes will operate on normal Saturday schedules with limited service added on express routes 206, 208, 210, 221, 278, 283 and local routes 63, 362 and 509. View the Park & Ride locations these bus routes serve.

When you’re at a rail station during Scenario One, keep an eye out for the red “Rail Disruption” bus stop sign located near each station, so you’ll know to board a shuttle bus. The following shuttle bus routes will operate between these stations:


Stations Served


Farmers Branch, Downtown Carrollton, Trinity Mills, North Carrollton/Frankford


Irving Convention Center, North Lake College, Belt Line, DFW Airport


8th & Corinth, Dallas Zoo, Tyler/Vernon, Hampton, Westmoreland


8th & Corinth, Morrell, Illinois, Kiest, VA Medical Center, Ledbetter, Camp Wisdom, UNT Dallas


LBJ/Skillman, Forest/Jupiter, Downtown Garland, Downtown Rowlett


LBJ/Central, Spring Valley, Arapaho Center, Galatyn Park, Bush Turnpike, Downtown Plano, Parker Road


Lawnview, Lake June, Buckner

As a special note, keep in mind that during severe weather, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) may experience delays.

When we know a scenario is necessary, we’ll place notices on as well as send them to local media outlets 6-8 hours prior to start of service on the day of implementation. Please keep this information handy during the winter season, as it contains important information regarding your daily commute.

Stay tuned to DART Daily’s Winter Weather series to learn more about transit travel this winter. For more information about our severe winter weather plans, visit

About DART Daily

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit, and rideshare services. We serve DFW International Airport and Fort Worth via the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). The service area consists of 13 cities: Addison, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Highland Park, Irving, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett and University Park.
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