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Next Stop: DFW Airport
Testing in progress as construction concludes
DART announced in March that it would open DFW Airport Station in August, making the dream of direct rail service to the airport a reality four months ahead of schedule.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport built the rail station in conjunction with renovations to Terminal A. To meet the aggressive time line, the agency, DFW Airport and their contractors are busy putting the final pieces in place.
"Opening a project of this complexity early and under budget is a great testament to the work of our DART team and our colleagues at DFW Airport," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said.
DART's design-build contractor - the joint venture of Kiewit, Stacy and Witbeck, Reyes Group, and Parsons Transportation Group (KSWRP) - has built the track from Belt Line Station. KSWRP crews will install ticket vending machines and the public address/variable messages boards.
In April, DART began live-wire testing with trains to ensure all communications are working properly. In mid-June, DART began integrated testing and operator training. Pre-revenue operations begin two weeks before opening.
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