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September 6, 2002
DART to "World in Motion" at the State Fair
Ride DART to the State Fair of Texas
DART's State Fair Flyer is ready to carry fairgoers to the fun, food and rides at the State Fair of Texas, on weekends from September 28 to October 20.
Park free at eight DART Park & Ride locations on Saturdays and Sundays and ride the Flyer to the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the State Fair. Flyer fare is $3.50 for adults each way while children (5-11), adults 65+ and customers with disabilities pay $3.00. The fare is cash only, and exact change, and no day passes, monthly passes or E-passes accepted. Customers can purchase DART/State Fair Combo Tickets at Dallas-area Kroger food stores for $13.00 each that include a round-trip Flyer fare and discounted admission to the State Fair.
The Flyer departs on Saturdays and Sundays every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Return trips from the Pennsylvania Avenue exit depart every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. until midnight. The State Fair Flyer from the Glenn Heights Park & Ride located at Bear Creek Road at I-35 has a slightly different schedule. Departures from there are every two hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Return trips from Fair Park are every two hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
As part of this year's State Fair theme, "World in Motion," the Auto Show lineup expands with a brand new luxury car showroom. The Midway is getting bigger, also, with up to 15 new attractions. The 'biggest' news this year at the State Fair of Texas is the Big Five-O for Big Tex! The beloved icon and State Fair ambassador first appeared at the State Fair in 1952.
State Fair Flyer Park & Ride Locations:
North Irving Transit Center
(North O'Connor Boulevard and Northwest Highway)
Lake Ray Hubbard Transit Center
(Belt Line Road and Duck Creek Drive)
North Carrollton Transit Center
(Trinity Mills Road and Dickerson Parkway)
Glenn Heights Park & Ride
(West of Interstate 35 at Gateway Boulevard and Bear Creek Road)
East Plano Transit Center
(Archerwood Street and Park Boulevard)
West Plano Transit Center
(W. 15th Street and Coit Road)
Red Bird Transit Center
(U.S. Highway 67 and Hampton Road)
Arapaho Center Station
(Arapaho Road and Greenville Avenue)
Cityplace Station Shuttle
New this year, fairgoers on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays can ride DART's light rail to the Cityplace Station and transfer to the Cityplace Station Shuttle Bus for a quick ride to the Parry Avenue and Exposition entrance at Fair Park. It's only $1 each way (exact change required, no day passes, monthly passes or E-passes accepted). The shuttle departs from the east side of North Central Expressway next to Cityplace Tower every 15 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Return shuttle trips depart every 15 minutes from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Also on Saturdays and Sundays, motorists can ride the free "Big Tex Express" train between auxiliary parking at the fairgrounds to a gate near the Cotton Bowl. The free Trinity Railway Express rail vehicle operates continuously from 10 a.m. to midnight.
For additional information on DART services to the State Fair of Texas, call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111 or visit DART.org.
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