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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

February 9, 2010

DART to Dirk, LeBron and Kobe during NBA All-Star Weekend

2010 NBA All-Star logoDallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) are the easiest ways to get to the 2010 NBA All-Star events going on at the Dallas Convention Center and American Airlines Center, February 11-13.

DART Rail service to Convention Center Station and Victory Station - the sites for the major public pre-game events - will be more frequent during event times. More trains are being added to serve the events and trains will run as late as 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The Trinity Railway Express is adding rail cars to its regular schedule and will have post-event trains available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

Details are available at www.DART.org/nbaallstar. DART's Customer Information Center will be available until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 and 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13 by calling 214-979-1111.

Changes to DART Rail

Convention Center Station, Red and Blue lines

Thursday
DART Rail will continue to operate 15 minute service from Cedars Station north from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. to serve NBA events.

  • Last trains from Convention Center Station: Red Line northbound departs 12:06 a.m. and southbound departs 12:18 a.m. Blue Line northbound departs 11:40 p.m. and southbound departs 12:16 a.m. The last TRE train from Union Station to Ft. Worth leaves at 10:20 p.m. Last TRE train leaves 20 minutes after the conclusion of the event.


  • Friday
    DART Rail will continue to operate 15 minute service from Cedars Station north from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. to serve NBA events.

  • Last trains from Convention Center Station: Red Line northbound departs 3:07 a.m. and southbound departs 3:25 a.m. Blue Line northbound departs 3:10 a.m. and southbound departs 3:22 a.m. The last TRE train from Union Station to Ft. Worth leaves at 10:20 p.m. Last TRE train leaves 20 minutes after the conclusion of the event.


  • Saturday
    Red and Blue lines will have 15 minute service on southbound trains from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Red and Blue lines will also have 15 minute service from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Last trains from Convention Center Station: Red Line northbound departs 3:07 a.m. and southbound departs 3:24 a.m. Blue Line northbound departs 3:11 a.m. and southbound departs 3:21 a.m. The last TRE train from Union Station to Ft. Worth leaves at 10:20 p.m. Last TRE train leaves 20 minutes after the conclusion of the event.


  • Victory Station, Green line, TRE

    Friday
    Green Line trains will have 15 minute service from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Last train from Victory Station: Green Line to MLK, Jr. Station departs at 3:20 a.m. Last scheduled TRE train to Ft. Worth departs 10:25 p.m. Last TRE train leaves 20 minutes after the conclusion of the event.

  • Last train from MLK, Jr. Station: Green Line to Victory Station departs at 2:50 a.m.

  • Last trains from West End Station: Red Line northbound departs 3:12 a.m. and southbound departs 3:20 a.m. Blue Line northbound departs 3:16 a.m. and southbound departs 3:18 a.m.


  • Saturday
    Green Line trains will have 15 minute service from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Red and Blue Line trains will have 15 minute service from downtown stations from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Last train from Victory Station: Green Line to MLK, Jr. Station departs at 3:20 a.m. Last scheduled TRE train to Ft. Worth departs 10:25 p.m. Last TRE train leaves 20 minutes after the conclusion of the event.

  • Last train from MLK, Jr. Station: Green Line to Victory Station departs at 2:50 a.m.

  • Last trains from West End Station: Red Line northbound departs 3:12 a.m. and southbound departs 3:19 a.m. Blue Line northbound departs 3:17 a.m. and southbound departs 3:17 a.m.


  • View DART Rail Last Train Information for Friday and Saturday
    (PDF file opens in a new window)

    Downtown Dallas bus routes changing Friday through Sunday

    Buses that normally operate along Main Street will move to adjoining streets all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12, 13 and 14. Routes traveling east -- 50, 60, 202, 204, 205, 206, 210 and 278 (a.m.) -- may be boarded on Commerce Street. Routes traveling west -- 12, 39, 49, 60, 110, 111, 155, 164, 165, 205 (a.m.) and 278 (p.m.) -- may be boarded on Elm Street. Buses that use Houston, Lamar and Griffin streets will continue to do so. Routes that normally use Field, Ervay or St. Paul streets will cross at Harwood.

    View specific route detour information (PDF file opens in a new window).

    No DART service to Arlington

    The 2010 NBA All-Star Game is at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington on Sunday, Feb. 14. There is no DART service to the game. The I-30 West Tom Landry Highway HOV lane for vehicles with at least two people, or motorcycles, will open westbound from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and eastbound from 10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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