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Trains, car services operating late in Dallas on New Year's Eve

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Trains, cabs and car services will be operating into the wee hours Wednesday to help revelers get home from New Year's Eve festivities.

DART will run trains into the wee hours Wednesday to help people get home from events in downtown Dallas. DART said it will operate trains on a normal weekday schedule until midnight, when trains will run every 30 minutes.

Last train departures on New Year's Eve:

- Red Line to Parker Road departs West End at 2:42 a.m.; Red Line to Westmoreland departs West End at 2:19 a.m.

- Blue Line to Downtown Rowlett departs West End at 2:17 a.m.; Blue Line to Ledbetter departs West End at 2:16 a.m.

- Orange Line to Parker Road departs Victory at 1:59 a.m.; Orange Line to Belt Line departs Victory at 2:07 a.m.

- Green Line to North Carrollton/Frankford departs Victory at 2:29 a.m.; Green Line to Buckner departs Victory at 2:02 a.m.

Getting around by car

Car service Uber said it will have "a record number of cars on the road" for New Year's Eve – but it will come with a price.

Uber sent an email to Dallas users warning of so-called "surge pricing."

"Higher prices bring more cars onto the system when you need them most, and prices return to normal as soon as there are enough open cars. When drivers are paid more to log on to Uber, they complete more trips on Uber," the email said.

Uber said 12:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. will be the most expensive time to order an Uber car.          

Uber said users will be informed if surge pricing is in effect and users should use the fare quote option so they know how much they will pay.

AAA Texas will once again offer its complimentary Tipsy Tow to drivers who have been drinking. AAA said the service shouldn't be used as a taxi service, but is available to members and nonmembers.

Tipsy Tow will take a driver and its car up to 10 miles from the point of pickup. For more information, people can call 1-800-AAA-HELP [222-4357].

Dallas police are in the middle of a no-refusal DWI period that ends at 6 a.m. on Jan. 2. Officers will get a search warrant for a blood sample arrested for DWI who refuse to give a voluntary breath or blood sample.

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