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Date: 04/02/18 16:42
Texas Eagle detour between DAL and FTW April 6-9
Buses to Replace Trains On Crucial Bridge Segment As TRE Upgrade Continues, Effective April 6-9, 2018
Effective Date: Apr 6, 2018
Buses will replace trains between West Irving and CentrePort/DFW Airport stations starting the
first full weekend in April. TRE service is being temporarily suspended there to replace a
bridge over Bear Creek, a major step in TRE's ongoing capacity improvements.
The substitution will only impact the final two westbound trains on Friday evening, April 6,
and all operations on Saturday, April 7, and Monday, April 9. Buses will be used to carry
passengers between West Irving and CentrePort/DFW Airport stations. Passengers can expect
possible delays of up to 45 minutes on a typical commute and are encouraged to allow an
ample amount of extra time on those days. Weather permitting, normal rail service should
resume on Tuesday, April 10.
The closure will enable TRE to greatly increase safety and flexibility with double-track
capabilities. We apologize for any temporary inconvenience as we build for your future.
For more information, please contact DART (DART.org or 214/979-1111) or Trinity Metro
(FWTA.org or 817/215-8600).
-Trinity Railway Express
Commuter Rail Service between Fort Worth and Dallas
The Amtrak Texas Eagle normally uses this route but presumably will be detoured via
its former route on the ex-Texas and Pacific through Arlington. No station stops are affected,
so there may be no advisory from Amtrak about the detour. Delays are probable due to
the detour's use of the Tower 55 interlocking; it will go through twice instead of
once on each trip.
Date: 04/02/18 17:29
Re: Texas Eagle detour between DAL and FTW April 6-9
When I took the Texas Eagle from Fort Worth to Chicago last fall, they detoured via the UP due to track work on the TRE. It was a Sunday, and the crew seemed to take it in stride, as though it was not an unusual move, especially on Sundays (TRE does not operate on Sundays, so they use the day to do a lot of heavy track maintenance work). The only delay to us seemed to be on the Dallas end, where for some reason #22 pulled beyond Dallas Union Station on the UP main, then backed into the station.