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DART Blue Line Expansion

DART Rail Blue Line to Rowlett symbol

The nearly five-mile DART Rail Blue Line extension to Rowlett opened December 3, 2012. This light rail line links the downtowns of Rowlett and Garland, two important member cities.


DART To Your New Neighborhood - Downtown Rowlett Station

Blue Line (Northeast Corridor) Information and Additional Resources

Blue Line (Northeast Corridor) Projected Opening Date

4.5 miles, Downtown Garland to Downtown Rowlett; 1 station


Downtown Garland Station to Downtown Rowlett Station (4.5 miles)
Opens: December 3, 2012
Stations:  Downtown Rowlett Station

Downtown Garland Station
Bridge Construction near Downtown Garland Station
August 2011
Downtown Garland Station
Bridge Construction to Downtown Garland Station
August 2011
Downtown Rowlett Station
Downtown Rowlett Station
August 2011
Downtown Rowlett Station Parking Lot
Downtown Rowlett Station Parking Lot
August 2011
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Downtown Garland Station
Bridge construction
from Downtown
Garland Station
March 2011
Downtown Garland Station
Blue Line
construction
March 2011
Downtown Garland Station
Downtown Rowlett Station
March 2011
Downtown Garland Station
Downtown Rowlett Station
March 2011
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Blue Line construction
Blue Line to Rowlett
Construction
June 2010
Blue Line construction
Blue Line to Rowlett
Construction
June 2010
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DART takes delivery
of first rail for the
Blue Line to Rowlett
January 2009
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Image of a father and child at a rail station

Any time you undertake a construction project, the possibility for danger is elevated. DART is urging everyone to be extra careful around its facilities, vehicles and especially the construction areas. Here are 10 tips you should know.


  1. Stop, look and listen for DART vehicles.
  2. DART Safely logo
  3. Cross the street or track at designated crosswalks only.
  4. Never walk, ride or play in front of or behind a DART vehicle.
  5. Children should always exit the bus through the front door.
  6. Do not walk, ride or play in a construction area.
  7. Never walk, ride or play on or near railroad tracks.
  8. Always stand behind the textured warning strips on rail platforms.
  9. Be careful when driving or turning across train tracks.
  10. Never try to beat a train through a crossing.
  11. Remember: Safety begins with you. Talk to your family.


DART Rail Blue Line Groundbreaking Ceremony in Rowlett, April 9, 2009

Image: Breaking ground in Rowlett
Breaking ground in Rowlett
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Image: Mark Enoch, the Rowlett representative on the DART Board of Directors, speaks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony
Mark Enoch, the Rowlett representative on the DART Board of Directors, speaks at the Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Image: Rowlett citizens at the Groundbreaking Ceremony
Rowlett citizens at the
Groundbreaking Ceremony

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Image: Rowlett Mayor John Harper cuts the ceremonial DART Rail cake as Gary Thomas, DART President/Executive Director, Randall Chrisman, DART Chairman of the Board, Mike Cantrell, Dallas County Commissioner, and Mark Enoch, DART Board Member, look on.
Rowlett Mayor John Harper cuts the ceremonial DART Rail cake as Gary Thomas, DART President/Executive Director, Randall Chrisman, DART Chairman of the Board, Mike Cantrell, Dallas County Commissioner, and Mark Enoch, DART Board Member, look on.
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DART Rail to Rowlett Newsletters


DART Rail to Rowlett Final Local Environmental Assessment (May 2007)

  • Rowlett Final Local Environmental Assessment

    This document describes the impacts to the social, economic, physical and natural environments associated with the proposed implementation of Light Rail Transit (LRT) for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Rail to Rowlett. The Proposed DART Rail to Rowlett would extend from the existing DART Downtown Garland LRT Station to the proposed DART Downtown Rowlett LRT Station. The project would consist of 4.8 miles of LRT along the existing Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT) railroad corridor.

    If you have any questions or would like more information about the Rowlett Extension, please contact DART Community Affairs at 214-749-2543.



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