DART News Release
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October 10, 2006
Next stop, Fair Park!
DART Southeast Corridor construction under way
A rail expansion that will lead to the doubling of DART's rail network to more than 90 miles is underway southeast of downtown Dallas.
Deep Ellum Station, along with three other Green Line stations, Baylor, Fair Park and MLK, are scheduled to be in service by September 2009, and construction is already underway in the areas around those stations.
When complete in 2010, the Green Line will serve several regional destinations including Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Fair Park, Victory Park, the Dallas Market Center, the UT Southwestern Medical District, Love Field Airport, and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton.
A branch known as the Orange Line will extend from the Green Line in northwest Dallas to the Las Colinas Urban Center in North Irving in 2011, and to DFW International Airport by 2013. In addition, DART's Blue Line will be extended from Garland, east to Rowlett in 2012, and south to I-20 in 2018. And a second rail line will open in the Dallas Central Business District in 2013 to accommodate the completed 93-mile system. Altogether, the rail extensions are expected to add 60,000 weekday passenger trips, essentially doubling ridership.
View more information about the Green Line expansion in the Fall 2006 Inmotion Issue.
Construction updates available
DART will post regular updates on rail corridor construction, road closures and community meeting notices to a special web page, www.DART.org/expansion. In addition, people interested in tracking the project can have the same information delivered to them by using a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed. Visit www.DART.org/RSS for details on subscribing to this free service.
-- 30 --DART Rail Expansion Facts
The seeds of change are being sown as the 45-mile DART Rail System doubles to more than twice its size -- starting with construction of the $1.7 billion Green Line to the northwest and southeast corridors of the service area.
When complete in 2010, the new 27.7-mile Green Line will serve several important regional destinations, including:
CURRENT DART RAIL FACTS
» Currently operating: 45 miles, 35 stations (service opened June 14, 1996)
» Northwest/Southeast (Green Line) expansion: 27.7 miles, 20 stations
» Northwest Corridor (Orange Line) expansion: 14 miles, 7 stations
» Northeast Corridor (Blue Line) expansion: 4.5 miles, 1 station
SOUTHEAST CORRIDOR (GREEN LINE) EXPANSION
10.1 miles, Pearl Station to Buckner Station; 8 stations
Pearl Station to MLK Station (2.7 miles)
MLK Station to Buckner Station (7.4 miles)
NORTHWEST CORRIDOR (GREEN LINE) EXPANSION
17.6 miles, West End Station (Dallas) to Frankford Station (Carrollton); 12 stations
West End Station to Victory Station (1.2 miles)
Victory Station to Inwood Station (2.8 miles)
Inwood Station to Bachman Station (Northwest Highway) (3.2 miles)
Bachman Station to Farmers Branch Station (4.9 miles)
Farmers Branch Station to North Carrollton/Frankford Station (5.5 miles)
NORTHWEST CORRIDOR (ORANGE LINE) EXPANSION
14 miles, Bachman Station (Dallas) to DFW Airport; 7 stations
Bachman Station to Las Colinas Urban Center (5.1 miles)
Las Colinas Urban Center to Belt Line Rd. (4.1 miles)
Belt Line Rd. to DFW Airport (4.8 miles)
NORTHEAST CORRIDOR (BLUE LINE) EXPANSION
4.5 miles, Downtown Garland to Downtown Rowlett; 1 station
Downtown Garland Station to Downtown Rowlett Station (4.5 miles)
Updated rail expansion maps can be downloaded in a high-resolution format at www.DART.org/newsphotos. A schedule of projected opening dates is available at www.DART.org/expansion.