Media Relations Contact:
Mark A. Ball
August 15, 2016
New DART Service Starts August 29 for Oak Cliff, Downtown Dallas and Design District
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) customers should plan to obtain new timetables when the newest portion of the Dallas Streetcar opens Monday, Aug. 29. The extension, just under one mile, reaches the Bishop Arts District and has two stops: Zang Boulevard at 6th Street and between Davis and Seventh streets (Bishop Arts). Hours remain 9:30 a.m. to midnight, but frequency improves to every 20 minutes along the entire Dallas Streetcar service area of 2.4 miles and six stops.
With the streetcar extension, Route 722 (D-Link) becomes an expanded downtown-only service and no longer goes to Oak Cliff. The current southern loop over Davis and Jefferson is being replaced by New Route 723 Bishop Arts Service.
Downtown D-Link Debuts
To avoid duplicating coverage, Route 722 (D-Link) will become a downtown Dallas-only service, operating over a bi-directional route between the Kay Bailey Hutchison Dallas Convention Center and Uptown, eliminating the current clockwise and counter-clockwise loops. From the Convention Center, buses will travel on Lamar, Wood, Houston, Ross, Field, Main, Harwood, Marilla, Cesar Chavez and Pearl, then loop over Flora and Olive to Cedar Springs and turn back over Pearl to basically the same route in reverse.
The new D-Link will extend to Farmers Market and numerous other downtown hotels and attractions. The free route will operate every 15 minutes, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Service into the Victory Park area will be provided by Route 749 (formerly 49), both the Green and Orange Rail lines, and the Trinity Railway Express. The late-evening D-Link extension to Cedars will be discontinued, but customers can still connect to Convention Center or Cedars Stations on the Red or Blue DART Rail lines.
Oak Cliff Gets New Route 723 (Bishop Arts Service)
The outer portion of the current D-Link route will be replaced by new Route 723 (Bishop Arts Service), every 20 minutes from 9:34 a.m. to 11:54 p.m., seven days a week. It will operate in a counter-clockwise loop over Davis, Polk, Jefferson and Zang. Local fares apply since Route 723 will no longer be a part of D-Link.
Route 49 Becomes 749 (Stemmons/Design District Service)
Route 49 will become new Route 749 (Stemmons/Design District Service) with its own distinctive bus stops. The re-branded route will provide a direct connection between Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Station, the Dallas Design District, Stemmons corridor hotels, Market Center and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, plus many other downtown Dallas attractions. Service along Wood, Market and Commerce will be deleted from the route. The schedule will remain unchanged and regular DART fares will be charged.
Customers should look for new timetables and schedules before Monday, Aug. 29. They can also call DART Customer Service at 214.979.1111 or go online to DART.org for details on schedule adjustments to routes 12, 27, 35, 208, 360, 362, 377, 400, 506, 513, 524, 534 and 583.
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