DART Rail Green Line Media Kit

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An Invitation from Gary Thomas This link requires Internet access

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Green Line (Southeast Corridor)
Opened September 14, 2009

2.7 miles,
Pearl Station to MLK, Jr. Station, 4 stations

 Stations*: Deep Ellum

Baylor University Medical Center

Fair Park

MLK, Jr.

* Daily service to Victory Station also began September 14, 2009

For the latest updates, visit www.DART.org/factsheet/greenline This link requires Internet access

With the opening of the first phase of the Green Line, the DART Rail System is on schedule to increase from 48 to 90 miles and grow from 39 stations to 62 stations by 2013. The first phase of the 28-mile, $1.8 billion project extends southeast of downtown Dallas to Fair Park. That section opened on September 14, 2009 along with daily service to Victory Station. The remainder of the Green Line will open in December 2010.

When complete, the Green Line will serve several regional destinations, including Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Victory Park, the Dallas Market Center, the UT Southwestern Medical District, Love Field Airport, and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton.

Trip to Texas State Fair turns "green" starting September 25
Green Line news media articles (July 2006-Present) (PDF file)
2009 Transit-Oriented Development news media articles (PDF file)
2008 Transit-Oriented Development news media articles (PDF file)
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Green Line Map and Images

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Green Line Map
DART Rail
Green Line Map

Updated 9/3/09
DART Current and Future Rail System Map
Current and Future
Rail System Map

Updated 9/22/09
DART Current and Future Services Map
Current and Future
Services Map

Updated 6/2/09
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First Train to the 2009 State Fair of Texas, September 25, 2009

Fair Park Station
DART celebrates the first train to the 2009 State Fair of Texas at the new Fair Park Station. Fair Park saw its last rail service on January 15, 1956, when the 12-Second line was converted to bus operation.
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Super Saturday Celebration, September 12, 2009

Steady rain didn't deter fans of all ages from trying test rides on the new Green Line during Super Saturday festivities on September 12, 2009.

Boarding a Green Line train
Boarding a
Green Line train
Saturday, Sept. 12
Deep Ellum Station
Deep Ellum Station
Saturday, Sept. 12
Riding the train
Riding a
Green Line train
Saturday, Sept. 12
MLK, Jr. Station
MLK, Jr. Station
Saturday, Sept. 12
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Updated September 16: View more high resolution images of the Super Saturday Celebration

Commemorative Posters

Deep Ellum
Station

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Baylor University Medical Center Station

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Fair Park
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MLK, Jr.
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Fair Park Station
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August 2009: DART's new Fair Park Station sparkles in the night as workers add the finishing touches for the Sept. 14 opening of the Green Line and the return of trains to the front gates of Fair Park for the first time in more than 50 years.

Updated September 1: View more high resolution images of Green Line station art
 
Traveling Man Construction
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August 2009: "The Traveling Man" takes shape in Deep Ellum. Green Line passengers riding into Deep Ellum Station in September will be greeted by "The Traveling Man," the three part sculpture installation of the Deep Ellum Gateway Project.

View a time lapse video and interviews with co-creators, Brandon Oldenburg and Brad Oldham.
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Deputy Secretary of Transportation John Porcari (left) recently toured sections of Dallas Area Rapid Transit's future Green Line with DART Board Chairman Randall Chrisman (center) and President/Executive Director Gary Thomas (right). One of the stops included Fair Park Station, one of four stations scheduled to open September 14, 2009.
 
Image of Baylor University Medical Center Station
Baylor University
Medical Center Station
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Baylor University
Medical Center Station Art
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The Ambrose at Baylor University Medical Center Station
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DART Rail Test Train at Baylor University Medical Center Station
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Image of DART Rail Test Train
West of Baylor University Medical Center Station
Image of Deep Ellum Station
Catenary Work near
Deep Ellum Station
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Deep Ellum
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DART Rail Test Train at Deep Ellum Station
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DART Rail Test Train image
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Fair Park
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DART Rail Test Train at
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MLK, Jr. Station image
MLK, Jr.
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DART Rail Test Train at
MLK, Jr. Station
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Image of Deep Ellum Station Rendering
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Baylor University
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Rendering
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Green Line Video

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First Train To the State Fair of Texas
DART celebrates the first train to the 2009 State Fair of Texas at the new Fair Park Station on Friday, September 25, 2009. Fair Park saw its last rail service on January 15, 1956, when the 12-Second line was converted to bus operation.


Green Line Construction
B-Roll Video

Includes Deep Ellum Station,
Baylor University Medical Center Station,
Fair Park Station, MLK, Jr. Station
(September 2009, MP4 format)

Fair Park Station Time Lapse Videos
Watch the Fair Park Station on DART's Green Line
erected over the last 2 years in
just a little over 15 minutes.
Time lapse from Sept. 19, 2007 to Aug. 18, 2009.
"The Traveling Man" Strolls into Deep Ellum.
Green Line passengers riding into Deep Ellum Station
in September will be greeted by "The Traveling Man,"
a three-part sculpture installation.
Time lapse from May 15, 2009 to Sept. 15, 2009.

July 2009: Brandon Oldenburg of Reel FX Creative Studios and Brad Oldham of Brad Oldham Inc. talk about
the Deep Ellum Gateway Project and their series of sculptures entitled, "The Traveling Man."

Brandon Oldenburg

Brad Oldham

"The Traveling Man"


Deep Ellum Gateway Project and
DART Rail Test Train
B-Roll Video
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(June 2009)
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Green Line
Construction
B-Roll
Video

(May 2009, MP4 format)
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Green Line.
The Next
Phase of
DART Rail.
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(January 2009)
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"I'm Connected" ®
Faraz Wood, Manager
Rail Operations Training
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  The offical newsletter of Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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Winter 2006

On our way!
On a bright day this spring, construction crews will begin breaking up pavement on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas - the first step in straightening the curve of the DART Rail line as it comes up out of the tunnel from Cityplace and meanders to Pearl Station. More important, it signals the official start of construction on DART's long-awaited light rail expansion.
Read more from On our way!


Spring 2006

Advancing the RAIL-volution
With its 9-year-old light rail system positioned at the forefront of the American "rail-volution," management, staff and frontline workers spent FY05 gearing up for a $2.4 billion expansion that will double DART Rail to 90 miles through 2013.
Read more from Advancing the RAIL-volution



Summer 2006

10 Years Ahead
The only thing more exciting than looking back at the 10-year history of DART Rail is looking 10 years ahead, when the light rail system will double to more than 90 miles and 62 stations.
Read more from 10 Years Ahead


Fall 2006

Growth Spurt
The seeds of change have been sown. Now comes the real work of growing the 45-mile DART Rail System to more than twice its size, starting with the construction of the $1.67 billion Green Line spanning the northwest and southeast corridors of the service area.
Read more from Growth Spurt



Spring 2007

Propelled by a Vision
In a historic year when North Texans celebrated the 10th anniversary of one of the nation's youngest and most successful light rail systems, DART and its constituents looked forward more than backward.
Read more from Propelled by a Vision



Summer 2007

Rolling Fast
DART Rail has become a fixture in the local culture. Don't look now, but it's about to double in size and community input is the cornerstone.
Read more from Rolling Fast



Spring 2008

Moving People While Moving Ahead
As DART's Green Line expansion races ahead, a big part of the project is keeping neighborhoods and businesses up to speed on construction activities.
Read more from Moving People While Moving Ahead



Summer 2008

Growing the Green Line
The 28-mile, $1.8-billion Green Line is gaining momentum daily. The initial phase - opening in 2009 - will bring the first urban rail service to the State Fair of Texas in more than 50 years.
Read more from Growing the Green Line



Fall 2008

Laying tracks - fast!
Currently, nearly 2,500 people a day are working feverishly to keep our new Green Line trending ahead of schedule and within budget.
Read more from Laying tracks - fast!



Winter 2008

Ready for Blast Off
The Green Line is in "countdown" mode for a September 2009 opening with initial service to Deep Ellum, Baylor Medical Center and Fair Park.
Read more from Ready for Blast Off



Spring 2009

On Track to New Destinations
DART's $3.4 billion rail expansion is creating new connections, reducing traffic and pollution, and stimulating the economy.
Read more from On Track to New Destinations


Summer 2009

Ready to Roll
Excitement is building throughout Deep Ellum, Fair Park and South Dallas as work crews race toward the September 14 grand opening of the Green Line - the next phase of DART Rail and the great yellow and white hope for much of the historic area.
Read more from Ready to Roll


Fall 2009

Green Means Go!
Beginning Monday, Sept. 14, the first 3 miles of the 28-mile, $1.8-billion Green Line opens service to the new Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Fair Park, and MLK, Jr. stations. And the same day, regular full-time service extends to Victory Station at American Airlines Center, where DART Rail service has been limited to sporting and entertainment events since November 2004.
Read more from Green Means Go!


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The next phase of the Green Line opening December 2010

Green Line (Southeast Corridor)
7.4 miles, MLK, Jr. Station to Buckner Station; 4 stations

MLK, Jr. Station to Buckner Station (7.4 miles)
Stations: Hatcher
Lawnview
Lake June
Buckner



Green Line (Northwest Corridor)
16.4 miles, Victory Station (Dallas) to North Carrollton/Frankford Station (Carrollton); 11 stations

Victory Station to Inwood Station (2.8 miles)
Stations: Market Center
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland
Inwood

Inwood Station to Bachman Station (Northwest Highway) (3.2 miles)
Stations: Love Field
Bachman

Bachman Station to Farmers Branch Station (4.9 miles)
Stations: Walnut Hill/Denton
Royal Lane
Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch Station to North Carrollton/Frankford Station (5.5 miles)
Stations: Downtown Carrollton
Trinity Mills
North Carrollton/Frankford

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• News Media Contacts:
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• Green Line Fact Sheet: www.DART.org/factsheet/greenline This link requires Internet access

• DART Green Line Expansion Plans: www.DART.org/expansion This link requires Internet access

• Deep Ellum Gateway Project: deepellumgateway.com This link requires Internet access

• City of Carrollton: www.cityofcarrollton.com This link requires Internet access

• City of Farmers Branch: www.fbstation.com This link requires Internet access

• DART construction project updates: www.DART.org/constructionupdates This link requires Internet access

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Keywords: DART, DART Rail, expansion, light rail, Green Line, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Deep Ellum, Deep Ellum Gateway Project, Fair Park, Lake June, Pleasant Grove

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