DART News Release
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September 21, 2009
Ride DART and enjoy no traffic, no parking, no hassle
Trip to Texas State Fair turns "green" starting September 25
The newest ride at the 2009 State Fair of Texas is Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) Rail Green Line as visitors enjoy the return of rail service to Deep Ellum, Baylor, Fair Park and South Dallas after an absence of more than 50 years.
Advance Discount State Fair of Texas Tickets with a DART Pass
The DART/State Fair Combo Ticket, available only at participating Kroger Food Stores, is a $19 value for $16.
Buy a ticket to the Fair and ride DART to Fair Park. The price includes one-time State Fair admission and transportation on DART Rail and local buses on date of use.
Big Tex Express
On Saturdays and Sundays, motorists can ride the free "Big Tex Express" train between auxiliary parking at the fairgrounds to a gate near the Cotton Bowl. The State Fair of Texas offers acres of lighted and secured parking off Haskell west of Dolphin Road -- easily accessible from I-30. Parking is $10. The service operates continuously from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Note: This service does not run to Tarrant County.
Highlights of the 2009 State Fair of Texas
Enjoy two weekends of college football in the Cotton Bowl Stadium: Grambling State University will meet Prairie View A&M University in the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic on Saturday, October 3 and the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners play Saturday, October 17 in the AT&T Red River Rivalry.
To help accommodate the expected large crowds, DART is adding Red and/or Blue Line trains and detouring some of them directly to Fair Park Station (service varies by event). Details about all DART services during the fair are available at www.DART.org/StateFair. Information is also available at 214-979-1111.
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