Fans missed part of Texas-OU game

October 18, 2009 7:32:30 AM PDT
Some football fans, who say they got an early start, still ending up missing parts of the Texas-Oklahoma football game because they were trapped on packed, slow moving Dallas rail line trains. Texas Longhorns fan Jeff DeSimone says it "would have been faster if we walked."

DeSimone was among those who rode the Dallas Area Rapid Transit's green rail line, which recently began serving Fair Park.

Tom Mann, who lives in Tarrant County, vowed never to "do it again" after it took him more than two hours to travel the five miles from Victory Station, just north of downtown, to the game at the Cotton Bowl.

Part of the delay was due to a mechanical failure on one of the trains.

A DART spokesman apologized to those who missed the game because of the train delays.

Some fans used their cell phones to try to get the score of the game, which was No. 3 Texas 16, No. 20 Oklahoma 13.

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