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Orange Line Map

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Orange Line Station
Opens August 18, 2014



DFW Airport Station
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Orange Line Stations
Opened Dec. 3, 2012



North Lake College Station
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Orange Line Stations
Opened July 30, 2012



Las Colinas Urban Center Station
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Orange Line Construction Images
June 2011



North Lake College Station
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University of Dallas
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Las Colinas Urban Center Station rendering
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Irving Convention Center Station
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Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch Station rendering
Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch Station
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North Lake College Station
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Orange Line Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Irving

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DART Rail Orange Line Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Irving
April 13, 2009

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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.



Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Projected 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

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

Belt Line Rd. to DFW Airport (4.7 miles)
Opens: August 18, 2014
Station: DFW Airport Station


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 December 2014.
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  • Orange Line Wins Environmental Excellence Award


  • Board sets Orange Line connection to DFW Airport - June 23, 2009
  • Presentation for DART Public Meeting to Present Orange Line
         Options Into DFW Airport - June 17, 2009
         (9.9MB PDF file opens in a new window)

  • DART Board Chair Reports:
        Orange Line on track for stimulus funds
        Design-Build team selected for Orange Line to Irving
        (PDF files open in a new window)


  • 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
         (8.4MB PDF file opens in a new window)

  • DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Environmental Assessment, Final - September 2011
         (63.7MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Appendices A-I and K-M
         (53.6MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • 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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  • Irving 3 Newsletter Issue 1 - Fall 2009
         (1.5MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Notice of Intent for the DART Irving-3 LRT Extension to DFW Airport
         (109KB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Board sets Orange Line connection to DFW Airport - June 23, 2009

  • Meeting Presentations:
  • Public Hearing for Orange Line Irving 3 - DFW Airport Extension
         June 2, 2011 (4.0MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Public Meeting for Orange Line Irving 3 - DFW Airport Extension
         April 28, 2010 (4.6MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Public Scoping Meeting for Orange Line Irving 3 - DFW Airport
         Extension Oct. 20, 2009 (9.8MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • DART Public Meeting to Present Orange Line Options Into DFW Airport
         June 17, 2009 (9.9MB PDF file opens in a new window)



  • DART starts light rail train tests in Irving

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    Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) successfully completed the first light rail test train into Irving as it completed the five mile section between Bachman Station and the Irving Convention Center on Monday, April 9. The first section of the
    14-mile Orange Line opens July 30. The initial tests were for train movements, the overhead electrical system, and vehicle clearances. This is all in advance of the start of integrated testing and safety certification.

    DART is scheduled to conduct a similar live wire test of the five-mile Blue Line extension from Downtown Garland Station to Downtown Rowlett Station on April 25. The Blue Line section is scheduled to open December 3, the same day as the second section of the Orange Line from Irving Convention Center Station to Belt Line Station, near DFW Airport.


    Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Newsletters

  • Winter 2012 Newsletter (4.6MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Spring 2011 Newsletter (7.1MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Update Newsletter Spring 2010 (2.9MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Irving 3 Newsletter Issue 1 (Fall 2009) (1.5MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Project Overview Summer 2009 (2.3MB PDF file opens in a new window)


  • Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Meeting Presentations

  • DART Construction Update Public Meeting - November 15 and 16, 2011
         (7.6MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Orange Line Art and Design Program Public Meetings - March 30 and April 1, 2010
         (14.7MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Orange Line Construction Overview - November 18, 2009
         (6.8MB PDF file opens in a new window)



  • Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) Final Environmental Impact Statement

    Northwest Corridor LRT Line to Irving/DFW Airport Final Environmental Impact Statement
         (July 2008)


    Additional resources

    • News Media Contacts:
    Morgan Lyons, 214.749.2662, mlyons@DART.org
    Mark A. Ball, 214.749.3295, mball@DART.org

    • DART Orange Line Expansion Plans: www.DART.org/expansion
    • City of Irving: www.cityofirving.org
    • Greater Irving - Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce: www.irvingchamber.com

    • 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, Orange Line, Irving, Las Colinas Urban Center, Irving Convention Center, University of Dallas, North Lake College, DFW Airport


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


    Updated 2.11.14

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