Green Line (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

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Green Line train on the platform at Inwood/Love Field Station in Dallas
Overview
Type light rail
System Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Status operational
Locale Dallas, Texas
Termini North Carrollton/Frankford(north)
Buckner (south)
Stations 24
Operation
Opening September 2009
Owner DART
Operator(s) DART
Technical
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrification overhead catenary
Highest elevation at grade, elevated
DART Green Line
All stations have step-free access
 
DCTA A-Train to Denton
North Carrollton/Frankford Car parking
President George Bush Turnpike
Trinity Mills Car parking
Downtown Carrollton Car parking
Farmers Branch Car parking
I-635.svg Interstate 635
Royal Lane Car parking
Walnut Hill/Denton Car parking
DART North Maintenance Facility
Orange Line to DFW Airport Station
Bachman Car parking
Burbank
West Mockingbird Lane
Inwood/Love Field Car parking
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland Car parking
Trinity Railway Express to T&P Station
Market Center Car parking
Dallas North Tollway.svg Dallas North Tollway
Victory
Trinity Railway Express to Union Station
Blue Line to Ledbetter; Red Line to Westmoreland
West End
Akard
St. Paul
Pearl
Blue Line to Downtown Garland; Red Line to Parker Road
I-45.svg Interstate 45
Deep Ellum
Baylor Medical Center
I-30.svg Interstate 30
Fair Park
MLK, Jr Car parking
Hatcher
White Rock Creek
Lawnview Car parking
Lake June Car parking
Buckner Car parking

The Green Line is a 28.6-mile (46.0 km) light rail line in Dallas, USA, operated by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority (DART). The US$1.7 billion project opened in phases, starting in 2009. It operates in addition to the Blue, Red, and Orange lines.

It began operation on September 14, 2009 with a route from downtown Dallas southeast to Fair Park; this short route was scheduled to open in time to service the 2009 State Fair of Texas. On December 6, 2010 the line extended further to Pleasant Grove, as well as continuing northwest from Victory Station to Farmers Branch and Carrollton; both extensions, completing the Green Line.[1]

The northern end of the line connects with the A-train line run by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA).[2] This line connects Denton to Carrollton, with stops in Lewisville and Highland Village. The commuter train may stop in other Denton County cities, should they choose to join the DCTA.

Stations[edit]

Daily Service[edit]

Listed from east to west and south to north
Station Other lines Opened Notes
Buckner 2010 Southeastern terminus
Lake June 2010
Lakeview 2010
Hatcher 2010
MLK, Jr. 2009
Fair Park 2009
Baylor University Medical Center 2009
Deep Ellum Station 2009
Pearl/Arts District                1996 Easternmost transfer for Orange, Red and Blue Lines
St. Paul                1996 Transfers made to the M-Line (which terminates two blocks north)
Akard                1996
West End                1996 Westernmost transfer station for Red and Blue Lines
Victory      2009 Transfer to      Trinity Railway Express
Market Center      2010
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland      2010
Inwood/Love Center      2010
Burbank      2010
Bachman      2010 Westernmost transfer for Orange Line
Walnut Hill/Denton 2010
Royal Lane 2010
Farmers Branch 2010
Downtown Carrollton 2010
Trinity Mills 2010 Transfer to      A-train
North Carrollton/Frankford 2010 Northwestern terminus

Construction[edit]

  • On February 9, 2007, a trench collapsed during construction on the line killing one construction worker.[3]
  • On March 12, 2007, the City of Dallas officials and DART made an agreement to make Burbank Station (formerly Love Field Station) a surface-level facility after a long debate of whether or not to make it an underground station.[4]
  • Effective June 17, 2007, the Live Oak exit on US 75.svg (U.S. Route 75) was closed until 2009, as part of the Green Line Rail construction around the Bryan/Hawkins intersection. Two bridges in that area were removed and roads were lowered to street level.[5]
  • On June 8, 2009, full-speed tests of the Green Line were conducted successfully with local officials and members of the media aboard.[6] The route of the test included the four stations, then still under construction, that joined the DART light rail system in September 2009.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Solis, Dianne (June 10, 2009). "Officials reshaping downtown Carrollton around light-rail hopes". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ Peterson, Matt (June 20, 2011). "A-train railway begins rolling, carrying commuters from Denton to Carrollton". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "1 dead in DART rail construction accident". The Dallas Morning News. February 9, 2007. Retrieved February 10, 2007. 
  4. ^ Hartzel, Tony (March 12, 2007). "Rail will not tunnel under Love Field". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Construction Alerts - Live Oak Exit Closure". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. July 9, 2007. 
  6. ^ Visser, Nancy; Bruce Tomaso (June 9, 2009). "DART hosts riders as it tests span of Green Line project". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 9, 2009. 

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