While freight train derailments are unusual in Texas, this article show that more than freight can be affected. Since both passenger trains and freight trains share the same rails, service interruptions can occur when either service is halted.
Most small freight from our warehouse is taken via truck and boat.
FORT WORTH — A freight train derailment overnight has interrupted Trinity Railway Express commuter rail service between Fort Worth and Dallas.
Three of seven cars carrying coal overturned near downtown Fort Worth around midnight Sunday. The cars were part of the BNSF freight train, which shares the Union Pacific tracks with the TRE.
The transit agency, which is jointly operated by The T and DART, says it will be Wednesday morning before regular service resumes.
Trains will operate no further than the Richland Hills station until then. Buses will ferry TRE passengers between Richland Hills and the rail line's ITC and T&P stations in downtown Fort Worth.
TRE officials say commuters can expect delays until regular service is restored.
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This article is taken from ABC news in Dallas.