DART Opts for Light Rail Speed Reductions Due to Extreme Temperatures

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) said it would implement speed restrictions on light rail service, citing record high temperatures across North Texas.

The rail agency said the speed restrictions would occur between 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. through Wednesday, July 20. Light rail vehicles will operate at no more than 30 miles per hour during this time, and DART said light rail passengers should expect delays of 10-15 minutes due to the restrictions.

According to the National Weather Service, the heat is expected to last for the next several days. DART officials said they would continue to monitor the weather conditions across the North Texas area for the safety of passengers and employees and to determine if future speed restrictions will be necessary.

Riders can stay informed about service changes by registering for DART Alerts at dart.org or by contacting DART Customer Information at (214) 979-1111.

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