Posted September 06, 2018 08:59:18 The train derailment in Texas has prompted Texas Central Railroad to close all two of its stations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, but the company has not yet announced when they will reopen.
It’s the latest in a series of safety problems for the rail line, which has been plagued by delays and a fatal crash in October that left two passengers dead.
In February, Texas Central officials said a new rail tunnel was needed to ease some of the pressure caused by the accident.
A Texas Central spokesman told ESPN.com that the company’s goal is to reopen its two stations by the end of October.
The company is closing the stations in Texas Central’s Austin, Texas, and Dallas-Forth Worth stations because of safety concerns.
One of the Texas Central stations in Austin has been closed since August, according to an Aug. 26 email from Texas Central spokeswoman Lisa Pint.
The other station is closed because of a safety issue, the company said.
In Texas Central Dallas, the two stations were shut down because of the safety issue.
They reopened Tuesday, but that’s only the beginning, Pint said.
The company is also closing the two locations in Austin, the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex stations, because of new construction in the area.
The accident occurred on Aug. 31, when a train ran into a utility pole near the intersection of Highway 59 and U.S. Highway 63 in northwest Harris County, according