Illinois (DART station)

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This article is about the DART light rail station in Dallas, Texas. For the Amtrak station in Champaign, Illinois, see Illinois Terminal.
Illinois
DART light rail station
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Station statistics
Address 2111 South Corinth Road
Dallas, Texas 75216
Coordinates 32°43′23″N 96°48′19″W / 32.72306°N 96.80528°W / 32.72306; -96.80528Coordinates: 32°43′23″N 96°48′19″W / 32.72306°N 96.80528°W / 32.72306; -96.80528
Line(s)
Connections DART Routes 409, 444, 445, 515, and 538
Platforms Two side platforms
Parking 350 free spaces, no overnight
Bicycle facilities Four lockers, one rack
Other information
Opened June 14, 1996[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Services
Preceding station   Dallas Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Ledbetter
Blue Line

Illinois Avenue is a light rail station located in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas on Denley Drive, north of Illinois Avenue. It opened on June 14, 1996, and is a station on the DART Blue Line, serving nearby residences and businesses, featuring bus service to Mountain View College, Fair Park, the Dallas VA Medical Center, and Paul Quinn College. This was the initial southern terminus for the Blue Line until it expanded to Ledbetter in May 1997.[2]

Outbound, this is the last stop for Blue Line trains on grade-separated tracks. South of this station, the tracks swing onto a viaduct and the line then runs in the middle of Lancaster Road for the rest of the journey to Ledbetter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howell, Curtis; Mark Wrolstad (June 15, 1996). "Now Boarding: Rail debut has crowds lining up". The Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ Ball, Linda Stewart (June 1, 1997). "DART opens 3 new miles of rail in Oak Cliff: New tracks serving line between Illinois Avenue, Ledbetter Drive". The Dallas Morning News. 

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