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Ride DART to the AT&T Red River Showdown on Saturday, October 9
Kickoff Time TBA


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10 Keys to a Winning Trip!

  1. Know the game plan: DART has added service with special connections planned. See below for complete details about DART service to the game.
  2. Rely on your coaching staff: DART staff will be at key stations well before game time to help you buy passes and make connections. If you're lost or need information, let us assist! After the game, DART staff will be on hand to help you with your return trip.
  3. Don't make buying a pass a contact sport: Now you can buy your DART pass with any contactless card or payment-enabled mobile device. Just tap and go -- it's that simple! See the DART Fare Information section below for complete details.
  4. Tap first: Make sure to tap your contactless card or payment-enabled mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding.
  5. Activate, activate, activate: If you use the GoPass® app, make sure to activate your GoPass ticket before you board. Day Passes are only valid on the day of activation.
  6. Keep it a clean game: DART remains committed to doing everything possible to keep you safe by cleaning and sanitizing vehicles throughout the day using EPA-approved cleaning agents. DART also offers complimentary hand sanitizer on all buses and trains. Learn more ways DART is keeping you safe here.
  7. Mask up: Face masks are required on DART vehicles. DART provides complimentary mask dispensers in case you forgot your mask.
  8. Park it: Free parking is available at many DART facilities. Skip the hassle and expense of parking around Fair Park -- find the most convenient option here.
  9. Run the spread: Spread out along the platform as your train approaches and use all available doors for boarding. Also, please note that the center section of each rail vehicle has low floors, making it convenient for boarding wheelchairs, strollers, and anything else with wheels. If the trains look too crowded, consider DART buses -- they can get you to the game, too.
  10. Start early: To ensure you're in your seat for the kickoff, DART encourages you to allow extra time and take advantage of early transit service. Trains typically begin filling more than two hours before kickoff.
Click here to view the DART Rail System Map

DART Rail

Two rail stations serve the fairgrounds -- Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the main entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium.

If you're riding DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas, you can transfer easily to the Green Line. From downtown Dallas, board Green Line trains marked "BUCKNER," "LAWNVIEW" or "FAIR PARK":

  • Southbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.

  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.

  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.

  • TRE passengers have two options for transferring:
    1. Transfer to the Green Line circulator at EBJ Union Station to complete your trip to the fairgrounds.

    OR

    2. Transfer to a shuttle bus at Victory Station to continue your trip to the fairgrounds.

  • After the game, remember to go back to the station where you arrived to return to your starting location. If you arrived by bus, DART will have buses available for your return trip along Parry Ave. in front of Fair Park Station. The post-game buses will serve Pearl/Arts District, Victory and EBJ Union stations.
Green Line
  • The special Green Line circulator starts three hours before the game and operates six trips per hour. The circulator operates continually until approximately three hours after the game.
  • Southbound Green Line trains will leave every 10 minutes from North Carrollton/Frankford Station for MLK, Jr. Station as early as three hours before the game. Prior to kickoff, these trains will not stop at Victory Station. In addition, these trains will not serve West End, Akard, St. Paul, Pearl/Arts District, Deep Ellum, Baylor and Fair Park stations. Transfer to the Green Line circulator at EBJ Union Station to reach those stations.
  • Northbound Green Line trains leave every 10 minutes from Buckner Station for MLK, Jr. Station as early as three hours before kickoff. (These trains will not stop at Fair Park Station.)
Red Line
  • Southbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer to the Green Line circulator at Pearl/Arts District Station while northbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer at Akard Station.
  • Specially marked southbound Red Line trains will leave from Parker Road Station to MLK, Jr. Station starting as early as three hours before kickoff. The specially marked southbound Red Line trains will not stop after Cityplace/Uptown Station and will head directly to MLK, Jr. Station. Passengers on these trains will not need to transfer. After the game, these specially marked northbound Red Line trains will depart from MLK, Jr. Station for the trip back to Parker Road Station. These northbound trains will not stop at Fair Park Station.
  • Southbound Red Line trains going to Westmoreland Station will operate on a regular Saturday schedule with departures every 20 minutes.
  • Northbound Red Line passengers will follow a regular Saturday schedule.
Blue Line
  • Southbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer to the Green Line circulator at Pearl/Arts District Station while northbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer at Akard Station.
  • Southbound Blue Line trains to Pearl/Arts District Station will leave every 15 minutes from Downtown Rowlett Station starting three hours before kickoff.
  • Northbound Blue Line passengers will follow a regular Saturday schedule.
Orange Line
  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers from DFW Airport and Irving's five stations will transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station. Orange Line trains will only operate between DFW Airport and Bachman stations from approximately three hours before the game until three hours after the game.
DART Rail schedules for Saturday, October 9 to be announced.

Bus service

  • Customers are encouraged to take advantage of the early transit service, which on some lines begins up to three hours before game time. Trains typically begin filling more than two hours before kickoff. Passengers using special bus service from CityLine/Bush, SMU/Mockingbird, Trinity Mills, Victory or Pearl/Arts District stations may have the best opportunity to avoid crowding on the Red and Green Line trains.
  • After the game, DART will have buses available for your return trip along Parry Ave. in front of Fair Park Station. The post-game buses will serve Pearl/Arts District, Victory and EBJ Union stations. If you took the special bus service from CityLine/Bush, SMU/Mockingbird or Trinity Mills stations, return to those stations by train.

TRE

  • TRE passengers have two options for transferring: 1. Transfer to the Green Line circulator at EBJ Union Station to complete your trip to the fairgrounds OR 2. Transfer to a shuttle bus at Victory Station to continue your trip to the fairgrounds .
  • TRE schedule information can be found at trinityrailwayexpress.org
  • Departure time of the last TRE train to Fort Worth on Saturday, October 9: 11:30 p.m. from EBJ Union Station and 11:35 p.m. from Victory Station. (Last Green Line train to connect to the last TRE train from Victory Station is 10:48 p.m. from MLK, Jr. Station and 10:51 p.m. from Fair Park Station.)
  • After the game, remember to go back to the station where you arrived to return to your starting location. If you arrived by bus, DART will have buses available for your return trip along Parry Ave. in front of Fair Park Station. The post-game buses will serve Pearl/Arts District, Victory and EBJ Union stations.

DCTA

  • DCTA A-train passengers transfer to the Green Line at Trinity Mills Station.
  • Customers coming from Denton County via Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) are advised to board the first train departing their originating station. DCTA information can be found at dcta.net.

DART Fare Information


Smoothing out your ride with contactless payments!


DART offers four great contactless options that make buying your pass fast, safe, and convenient:
  1. Credit or debit card: Now you can buy your DART pass with a contactless credit or debit card. Just tap your contactless card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding -- and you're on your way to all the fun of the fair!

  2. Mobile device: Using Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay, tap your payment-enabled mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus to buy your pass and start your fair adventure.

  3. GoPass® app: Download the latest version of the app for free from the App Store or Google Play. Just be sure to activate your DART pass before you board.

  4. GoPass® Tap card: Available at 7-Eleven and hundreds of participating retailers, GoPass Tap is the reloadable transit card that automatically gives you the best fare every time you ride. Simply tap your card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding, and your fare is deducted automatically.

Know Your Fare


Day Pass Prices
DART Local $6.00  

Please remember!

Hang onto your pass,
as proof of payment is required to ride.
Regional $12.00  
Reduced $3.00  

Local
— All DART Rail and buses
— Trinity Railway Express trains between EBJ Union Station and CentrePort/DFW Airport Station
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
 
Regional
— All DART Rail and buses
— All Trinity Railway Express service
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
— Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, including TEXRail; and DCTA in Denton County, including the A-train
 
Reduced
— All DART Rail and buses
— All Trinity Railway Express service
— GoLink
— Dallas Streetcar
— Trinity Metro in Fort Worth, including TEXRail; and DCTA in Denton County, including the A-train

Reduced fares are applicable for the following:
— Seniors (65 or older) with valid DART-issued photo ID
— Non-paratransit certified persons with disabilities with valid DART-issued photo ID (Click here to view medical certificate or state or federal disability identifications required for proof of disability)
— Children ages 5-14 (Children under age 5 may ride free when accompanied by an adult with valid local, regional or reduced fare [up to two children].)
— High school students with a valid DART Service Area high school ID, or a valid DART-issued student ID.
— Full-time undergraduate college/trade school students attending schools that are located in the DART Service Area but not participating in the Higher Education Program, with valid DART-issued student photo ID. To find out if your school participates, visit DART.org/students*.
— Discount GoPass Tap card program participants with valid DART-issued GoPass Tap card.
— Reduced Fare GoPass Tap card holders with valid DART-issued GoPass Tap card.

Note: Dallas College, SMU and UTD participate in a contracted pass program with DART. For that reason, Dallas College, SMU and UTD students do not qualify for reduced fares purchased on the GoPass® mobile ticketing app, from a Ticket Vending Machine or from a bus farebox.

Dallas College students: Please visit DallasCollege.edu for pass information.
SMU students: Please contact the SMU Parking and ID Card Services Office for pass information.
UTD students: Please contact the UTD Parking and Transportation Office for pass information.

* Please note: UT and OU students do not qualify for reduced fares since neither university is within the DART Service Area.

For a complete list of available DART fares, click here.
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Parking gates and ticket booths open daily at 9 a.m.
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