Thursday, April 08, 2010

DART to close Union Station stop for platform modifications

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit will close its Union Station light rail stop for roughly 45 days, beginning April 12, to adjust platform heightsto facilitate boarding and exiting of its light rail vehicles.  DART hopes to complete the work by May 26.

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Alternate bus service will be offered to riders linking Union Station and LRT stops at Dallas Convention Center and in the West End.

DART has plans to modify platform heights at several stations to better serve its low-floor “C” unit railcar retrofits now being placed within its existing Kinkisharyo rolling stock. The adjustments will expedite passenger flows and make boarding and departure easier as well, DART says.