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DART Orange Line Expansion

DART Orange LineThe 14-mile Orange Line is a key component of a regional rail expansion that will lead to the growth of DART's rail network to 90 miles by 2014. The Orange Line runs parallel with the Green Line through Downtown Dallas to Bachman Station in Northwest Dallas. From Bachman Station, the Orange Line heads northwest to the Las Colinas Urban Center (opened July 30, 2012), continues to Belt Line in December 2012 and to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 2014.


FTA Deputy Administrator tours new
DFW Airport Station (Feb. 6, 2014)


Federal Transportation Administration Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan speaks after touring DART's
new DFW Airport Station.

UPDATE: A (re)defined Terminal Experience From a Passenger's Perspective
See how passengers will use the new DFW Airport Station scheduled to open in 2014.
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Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Opening Dates

14 miles, Bachman Station (Dallas) to DFW Airport; 6 stations

Bachman Station to Irving Convention Center Station (5.4 miles)
Opened: July 30, 2012
Stations: University of Dallas Station
Las Colinas Urban Center Station
Irving Convention Center Station

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University of Dallas
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Las Colinas Urban Center Station rendering
Las Colinas Urban Center
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Irving Convention Center Station rendering
Irving Convention Center
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Irving Convention Center Station to Belt Line Rd. (3.9 miles)
Opened: December 3, 2012
Stations: Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch Station (Station Deferred May 11, 2010, DART Board Resolution 100066)
North Lake College Station
Belt Line Station

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Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch
Station
(Station Deferred May 11, 2010, DART Board Resolution 100066)
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North Lake College Station rendering
North Lake College
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Belt Line Rd. to DFW Airport (4.7 miles)
Opens: August 18, 2014
Station: DFW Airport Station

DFW Airport Station renderings courtesy of DFW Airport

DFW Airport Station
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DFW Airport Station
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DFW Airport Station
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DFW Airport Station
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Construction Images (September 2013)


DFW Airport Station Construction
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DFW Airport Station Construction
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DFW Airport Station Construction
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DFW Airport Station Construction
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Orange Line Construction Images

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July 2012

North Lake College Station
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North Lake College Station
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North Lake College Station
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Belt Line Station
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Belt Line Station
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Belt Line Station
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June 2011

University of Dallas
Station
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APT Connector
at Las Colinas Urban Center Station
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North Lake College Station
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March 2011

University of Dallas
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Las Colinas
Urban Center
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North Lake College Station
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August 2010

Green and Orange Line
Junction
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Irving Convention Center Station
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Track work along
Spur 482
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DART Rail Orange Line Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Irving, April 13, 2009


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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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Orange Line Ribbon Cutting
Ceremony in Irving

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DART takes delivery of first rail for the Orange Line to Irving

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Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) DFW LRT Extension


DART Orange Line DFW Extension (Irving-3) Final Environmental Assessment

  • Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension (IRVING-3)

    This notice is to advise the public that both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have each issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), on October 11, 2011, for the proposed DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension (IRVING-3). This proposed project would implement light rail transit (LRT) service extending from the DART Belt Line Station, the current terminus of the DART Orange Line (under construction) to the DFW Central Terminal Area.

    DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the FTA
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    DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the FAA
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  • DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Environmental Assessment, Final - September 2011
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  • Appendices A-I and K-M
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  • Appendix J - Line Section I-3 Phase 1 Preliminary Engineering 10% Design
         (9.0MB PDF file opens in a new window)

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    Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Information

    LRT Line to Irving/DFW

    North Central Texas Council of Governments
    DFW International Airport Rail Planning and Implementation Study



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    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.
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    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.


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