DART Facts: Orange Line  

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The 14-mile Orange Line was a key component of a regional rail expansion that led 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 (opened December 3, 2012) and to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (opened August 18, 2014).

  • 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) Newsletters

  • New: 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)

    Orange Line (Northwest Corridor) DFW LRT Extension

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

  • Re-Evaluation of DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Environmental Assessment
         (28.4MB PDF file opens in a new window)
  • Re-Evaluation of DART Orange Line DFW Airport Extension Irving-3 Environmental Assessment - Appendices
         (54.6MB PDF file opens in a new window)


  • 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
         (15.3MB PDF file opens in a new window)
    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)


  • 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)
    Opened: August 18, 2014
    Station: DFW Airport Station


    Additional resources

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

    • 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 8.18.14

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