DART Fact Sheets
The 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 will run 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 in 2012 and to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 2014.
The nearly five-mile DART Rail Blue Line extension to Rowlett is scheduled to open December 3, 2012. The light rail line will forever link the downtowns of Rowlett and Garland, two important member cities.
When the full Green Line opens on December 6, 2010 the DART Rail System grows from 48 to 72 miles, a major growth spurt leading to a 93-mile network by 2019. The first phase of the 28-mile, $1.8 billion project extends southeast of downtown Dallas to Fair Park and opened on September 14, 2009 along with daily service to Victory Station.
DART is updating its fleet of 115 light rail vehicles (LRV) by inserting a new, low-floor insert between the existing sections of the vehicle adding seating capacity and improving access through level boarding. The newly modified vehicles began service on June 23, 2008 with car #151.
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