DART Facts: Blue Line to Rowlett  

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

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)
Opened: December 3, 2012
Stations:  Downtown Rowlett Station

The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, December 2012
   The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Spring 2012
   The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Winter 2012
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Fall 2011
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Summer 2011
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Spring 2011
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Winter 2011
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Fall 2010
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, Summer 2010
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, March 2010
  The Blue Line Express - A Project Report from DART, November 2009
  (PDF files open in a new window)

• View the City of Rowlett press release:
   Rowlett to host DART Blue Line Groundbreaking Ceremony on April 9
• View the City of Rowlett press release:
   DART announces light rail to Rowlett 'Ready to Roll.'
   (PDF files open in a new window)
• View the DART Board Chair Report:
   Rail to Rowlett ready to roll. Design-Build team selected for Blue Line.


Meeting Presentations

  • City of Rowlett Construction Update Presentation - September 27, 2012
         (5.1MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - June 7, 2012
         (5.7MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - March 15, 2012
         (6.7MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - December 15, 2011
         (4.9MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - September 22, 2011
         (10.0MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Rowlett Road Closure Update Presentation - June 15, 2011
         (1.3MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - May 26, 2011
         (7.1MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - March 10, 2011
         (80.0MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - November 9, 2010
         (3.8MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Station Art & Design Presentation - August 17, 2010
         (5.2MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - July 15, 2010
         (8.2MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Blue Line Construction Update Presentation - October 27, 2009
         (1.4MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Dexham Estates Neighborhood Presentation - October 22, 2009
         (974KB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Public Information Meeting Presentation - June 25, 2009
         (1.5MB PDF file opens in a new window)

  • DART Rail to Rowlett Newsletters

    1. DART Rail to Rowlett Newsletter (August 2005, 2.4MB PDF file)
    2. DART Rail to Rowlett Newsletter (May 2005, 871KB PDF file)

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

    1. 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.

    Additional resources

    • News Media Contacts:
    Morgan Lyons, 214.749.2662, [email protected]
    Mark A. Ball, 214.749.3295, [email protected]

    • DART Blue Line Expansion Plans: www.DART.org/expansion

    • City of Rowlett: www.ci.rowlett.tx.us

    • City of Garland: www.ci.garland.tx.us


    • DART construction project updates: www.DART.org/constructionupdates

    • DART News Feeds: www.DART.org/RSS

    • DART Newsroom: www.DART.org/newsroom


    Keywords: DART, DART Rail, expansion, light rail, Blue Line, Rowlett


    Permanent link: www.DART.org/factsheet/blueline


    Updated 09.28.12
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