2021 Winter Weather: Scenario One

2021 Winter Weather: Scenario One 2021 Winter Weather: Scenario One
Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Krystal-Rose Agu

If you remember North Texas' Snowmageddon of 2011 or the Icepocalypse of 2013, you know that winter weather can pose challenges to every mode of travel.

DART is ready for extreme winter weather and has created two operating scenarios for bus and rail. Let’s review Scenario One, a partial rail shutdown.

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

Bus Service

In Scenario One, DART bus routes will operate on normal Saturday schedules with limited service on express routes 206, 208, 278, 283, and local routes 63 and 362. View the Park & Ride locations these bus routes serve on the park and ride section of DART’s winter weather page.

Shuttle Service

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 the following stations:



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, CityLine/Bush, Downtown Plano, Parker Road


Lawnview, Lake June, Buckner


Trinity Railway Express

As a special note, remember that during severe weather, the Trinity Railway Express, or TRE, may experience delays.

When DART knows a scenario is necessary, we’ll place notices on DART.org as well as send them to local media outlets 6-8 hours prior to start of service on the day of implementation. Make sure you are signed up and aware of our notifications and alerts.

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 DART.org/winterweather.


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