Stalled train shuts down TRE in Fort Worth

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Trinity Railway Express in Fort Worth was shut down for several hours Tuesday morning after a freight train broke down on tracks, according to a TRE official.

Just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, TRE officials sent an email that the broken BNSF freight train had been repaired and cleared the main track line, allowing the TRE in Fort Worth to resume operations.

The freight train had entered the tracks about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday and broke down at 2:08 a.m. Tuesday, TRE officials said. The freight train moved away just before 8 a.m..

The broken freight train forced officials to shut down the TRE in Fort Worth. The first train leaves downtown Fort Worth at 5 a.m.

Buses were used to pick up passengers at 9th and Jones streets and at the T&P Station in downtown Fort Worth. The buses took passengers to the Richland Hills Station at Handley Ederville Road in Richland Hills. All TRE trains ran on schedule between Richland Hills and Union Station in Dallas.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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