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DART Red and Blue Lines
Platform Extensions

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DART's Red and Blue Line Platform Extension project is underway. Once complete, all of DART's light rail stations will be able to accommodate longer, three-car trains. The platform extension project is focused on raising and extending the 28 stops that were built prior to 2004; all other stops were either built with three-car trains in mind or have already been updated. This project will:
  • Increase capacity on the Red and Blue lines, meaning more available seats and fewer passengers standing at any given time.
  • Allow DART to operate three-care trains on any rail line during peak hours or special events when trains see the most crowding.
  • Create more level-boarding areas, making it easier to get on and off the train, especially for those with mobility issues.

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Project Description

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Red and Blue Line Platform Extension project includes modifications to 28 stations constructed prior to 2004. The modifications will enable the platforms to accommodate 3-car Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) consists. Modifications include extending platforms and/or raising portions of the platform to permit level boarding. The changes will increase system-wide carrying capacity and enhance the network core capacity. DART intends to design and construct the project with minimal impact to patrons and areas in and around the stations.

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