DART returns some Richardson, Plano bus and rail routes to pre-pandemic frequency levels

Rollbacks to rail, bus and shuttle service during the pandemic are being lifted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Oct. 19 as the agency begins the transition back to regular operations. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
Rollbacks to rail, bus and shuttle service during the pandemic are being lifted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Oct. 19 as the agency begins the transition back to regular operations. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

Rollbacks to rail, bus and shuttle service during the pandemic are being lifted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Oct. 19 as the agency begins the transition back to regular operations. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

Rollbacks to rail, bus and shuttle service during the pandemic are being lifted by Dallas Area Rapid Transit on Oct. 19 as the agency begins the transition back to regular operations.

Weekday frequency will increase as a result of the change. Riders can expect seven higher-volume bus and light-rail routes to begin offering 20-minute frequency until 7 p.m. and 30-minute frequency thereafter. Routes affected in Plano and Richardson include the Red rail line and Bus Route 583. Weekend service will remain unchanged, according to DART.

Sixty-five additional routes that have high ridership and can accommodate social distancing are returning to pre-COVID-19 levels. Affected routes in Plano include 410, 451, 452 and in Richardson include bus routes 360, 402, 403, 463 and 551.

Plano bus routes 208, 870, 347 and 350 will remain on an unmodified schedule based on ridership levels. In Richardson, unchanged routes include 84, 361, 362, 372, 571, 582, 841 and 843.

Route 211 in Plano has been discontinued. However, Route 452 provides almost parallel service between Parker Road Station, Northwest Plano Park and Ride, and the Legacy area of Plano, according to DART.


Increased ridership and the reopening of the Texas economy are driving the agency to resume service, according to DART. For more information on bus and rail service changes, visit this link.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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