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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

August 11, 2015

DART to MegaFest starting August 20

Dallas Area Rapid Transit is the easiest way to get to downtown Dallas for the four-day MegaFest 2015 event that begins August 20.

Attendees can ride DART Orange and Green Line trains or Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains to Victory Station, located directly across from the American Airlines Center (AAC). DART Red and Blue Line trains stop at Convention Center Station, just a short walk to events held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. TRE customers can connect to DART by transferring to a Red or Blue Line train at Union Station.

Save time and pre-purchase your DART and TRE transit passes in advance from the free GoPass℠ mobile ticketing application available for both Apple and Android. A Special Event MegaFest Ticket, a four-day Local pass, is available in GoPass℠ for $20. Individual Local Day passes for DART Rail, bus and passengers riding the TRE between CentrePort and Union Station are $5. Attendees coming from Tarrant County or Denton County must purchase a Regional Day Pass for $10. Passes can be purchased on GoPass℠ or at ticket vending machines located at all DART and TRE stations.

DART has developed plans to accommodate large crowds expecting to travel between venues and during morning and afternoon rush hours:

  • Shuttle buses will operate Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 20-23, between the AAC and the convention center to help attendees move between venues.
  • Trains in downtown run every 5-10 minutes during rush hours and every 20-30 minutes during midday and on nights and weekends.
  • The TRE will have a regular weekday schedule Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20 and 21, and a regular Saturday schedule Aug. 22, with one special westbound train departing 20 minutes after the last event at the AAC.
  • On Sunday, Aug. 23, the TRE will provide two special eastbound trains for morning events. A special westbound train will be available 20 minutes after the conclusion of each event at the AAC. TRE MegaFest schedules can be found at www.TrinityRailwayExpress.org
Online tools help customers locate the nearest DART or TRE station or stop at DART.org/TravelTools. Additional information is available at DART.org/MegaFest or by calling DART's Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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