Rider Insider Online Calendar
|DART opened the "starter system" on June 14, 1996. It was modest in retrospect: from downtown Dallas, the Red Line extended to Westmoreland Station, while the Blue Line ran to Illinois Station.
DART Rail now has 93 miles of track and 65 stations. Here are some key dates in the evolution of the country's longest light rail system.
January 1997. The Red Line is the first to be extended, north from Pearl/Arts District Station to Park Lane Station.
July 2002. Another northward growth spurt takes the line to Galatyn Park Station in Richardson.
December 2000. DART opens Cityplace/Uptown Station, the only subway station in the Southwest.
December 2002. The Red Line is completed. It now extends all the way to Parker Road Station.
May 1997. The Blue Line is extended south from Illinois Station to Ledbetter Station.
September 2001. The line heads northeast to White Rock Station.
May 2002. DART extends service to LBJ/Skillman Station.
November 2002. Service now goes to Downtown Garland Station, a major bus hub and a destination in itself.
December 2010. Lake Highlands gets DART Rail with the opening of its namesake station.
December 2012. DART extends the line east to Downtown Rowlett Station.
October 2016. Southern Dallas gets new connections when the Blue Line comes to UNT Dallas Station.
September 2009. The Green Line goes into service, taking riders from downtown Dallas to MLK, Jr. Station just in time for the State Fair of Texas.
December 2010. The line opens in its entirety, extending from Frankford Station in North Carrollton to Buckner Station in Pleasant Grove.
December 2010. The Orange Line opens with service from Bachman Station, where it connects with the Green Line, to LBJ/Central Station - and to Parker Road Station during peak hours.
July 2012. The line heads west to Irving with three additional stops: University of Dallas, Las Colinas Urban Center and Irving Convention Center stations.
December 2012. The Orange Line extends further with two new stops at North Lake College and Belt Line Road.
August 2014. The Orange Line is complete, with a first-time-ever rail connection to DFW Airport.
April 2021. Irving gets a new connection with the opening of Hidden Ridge Station.
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