List of Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail stations

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DART Light Rail is a light rail mass transit system operated by Dallas Area Rapid Transit, serving portions of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas, United States. The network consists of sixty-two stations on four lines: Blue Line, Green Line, Orange Line and Red Line.

All but one of the stations along the DART Light Rail network are open-air structures featuring passenger canopies for protection from adverse weather conditions.[1] Stations featuring side platforms typically have dimensions of 300 feet (91 m) long by 17 feet (5.2 m) wide while stations having an island platform typically have dimensions of 300 feet (91 m) long by 28 feet (8.5 m) wide.[1] The lone underground station is Cityplace.[2] All stations include works of public art as part of the DART Station Art & Design Program.[3] These works include independent works or as pieces incorporated into the canopies, columns, pavers, windscreens, fencing and landscaping present at all stations.[3]

Stations[edit]

Island platform station and canopy in the median of the street with only a few passengers present.
Pearl Station
An escalator descends from the street to an island platform station with a white and yellow train present along a landscaped track.
A northbound train at the Mockingbird Station
A white and yellow train arriving at a station with several lamp posts in the foreground, transit oriented development at the rear and station signage at the far right.
Train arriving at the Downtown Plano Station
Numerous passengers walking and waiting along the tracks at the side platforms of the station with a  train and arena at rear.
Passengers at Union Station
A southbound train emerging from a station featuring split side platforms.
Southbound Blue Line train at the Akard Station
* Official transfer stations
Terminal stations

Station Lines Jurisdiction Opened Reference
8th & Corinth* Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Akard Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Arapaho Center Richardson July 1, 2002 [5]
Bachman* Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][7][8]
Baylor University Medical Center Dallas September 14, 2009 [9]
Belt Line Irving December 3, 2012 [7]
Buckner Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Burbank Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Bush Turnpike Richardson December 9, 2002 [10]
Cedars Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Cityplace Dallas December 18, 2000 [11]
Convention Center Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
DFW Airport DFW Airport August 18, 2014 [7]
Dallas Zoo Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Deep Ellum Dallas September 14, 2009 [9]
Downtown Carrollton Carrollton December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Downtown Garland Garland November 18, 2002 [12]
Downtown Plano Plano December 9, 2002 [10]
Downtown Rowlett Rowlett December 3, 2012
Fair Park Dallas September 14, 2009 [9]
Farmers Branch Farmers Branch December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Forest/Jupiter Garland November 18, 2002 [12]
Forest Lane Dallas July 1, 2002 [5]
Galatyn Park Richardson July 1, 2002 [5]
Hampton Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Hatcher Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Illinois Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Inwood Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Irving Convention Center Irving July 30, 2012 [7]
Kiest Dallas May 31, 1997 [13]
Lake Highlands Dallas December 6, 2010 [14][15]
Lake June Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Las Colinas Urban Center Irving July 30, 2012 [7]
Lawnview Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
LBJ/Central* Dallas July 1, 2002 [5]
LBJ/Skillman Dallas May 6, 2002 [16]
Ledbetter Dallas May 31, 1997 [13]
Lovers Lane Dallas January 10, 1997 [17]
Market Center Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
MLK, Jr. Dallas September 14, 2009 [9]
Mockingbird* Dallas January 10, 1997 [17]
Morrell Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
North Carrollton/Frankford Carrollton December 6, 2010 [6][8]
North Lake College Irving December 3, 2012 [7]
Park Lane Dallas January 10, 1997 [17]
Parker Road Plano December 9, 2002 [10]
Pearl* Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Royal Lane Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Southwestern Medical District / Parkland Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Spring Valley Richardson July 1, 2002 [5]
St. Paul Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Trinity Mills*
  A-train (terminus)
Carrollton December 6, 2010 [6][8]
Tyler/Vernon Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Union Station* Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
University of Dallas Irving July 30, 2012 [7]
VA Medical Center Dallas May 31, 1997 [13]
Victory Station* Dallas September 14, 2009 [9]
Walnut Hill Dallas July 1, 2002 [5]
Walnut Hill/Denton Dallas December 6, 2010 [6][8]
West End* Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
Westmoreland Dallas June 14, 1996 [4]
White Rock Dallas September 24, 2001 [18]

Deferred and ghost stations[edit]

Several stations proposed for the DART Light Rail network are classified as deferred. As defined by DART, a deferred station is one that has been identified, but will not be constructed until land use changes warrant the construction of a station.[19] In addition to the deferred stations, the network also features a single ghost station, the Knox–Henderson Station. The underground station was excavated at the time of the original construction of the Red and Blue Lines, only to have plans subsequently scrapped due to neighborhood opposition.[20]

Station Lines Jurisdiction Reference
DFW North Grapevine [19]
Knox–Henderson Dallas [20]
Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch Irving [19]
Loop 12 Irving [19]
South Las Colinas Irving [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Research Council; Transportation Research Board (1995). Seventh National Conference on Light Rail Transit Vol. 2. National Academy Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-309-06152-0. 
  2. ^ Hartzel, Tony (December 17, 2000). "A look at DART's Cityplace station: 1st underground stop seen as gateway to area growth". The Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ a b "DART Station Art & Design Program". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Howell, Curtis; Mark Wrolstad (June 15, 1996). "Now Boarding: Rail debut has crowds lining up". The Dallas Morning News. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Hartzel, Tony; Sarah Post (June 30, 2002). "Light rail extends its reach beyond Dallas". The Dallas Morning News. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Green Line Expansion". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Facts: Orange Line". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 25, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Lindenberger, Michael A. (December 5, 2010). "New Green Line 'starts to complete' DART vision". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Mosier, Jeff (September 13, 2009). "Dallas rail passengers get sneak preview of new Green Line". The Dallas Morning News. 
  10. ^ a b c Washington, April M. (December 8, 2002). "Trains return to heart of city: Celebrations greet DART's long-awaited light rail stations at Parker, 15th, Turnpike". The Dallas Morning News. 
  11. ^ Hartzel, Tony (December 19, 2000). "Cityplace station bustling in debut: Riders praise underground light rail". The Dallas Morning News. 
  12. ^ a b Abshire, Richard (November 17, 2002). "Light-rail service begins Monday: Lines link to Richardson, Oak Cliff". The Dallas Morning News. 
  13. ^ a b c 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. 
  14. ^ "DART Blue Line Station: Lake Highlands Station". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  15. ^ Lindenberger, Michael A. (December 7, 2010). "Dallas commuters hop on Green Line". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 7, 2010. 
  16. ^ Hartzel, Tony (May 5, 2002). "'It's a beautiful ride' On Monday, DART commuters will venture beyond LBJ Freeway". The Dallas Morning News. 
  17. ^ a b c Howell, Curtin (February 2, 1997). "DART 's light rail making tracks First-week ridership exceeds expectations by 33 percent". The Dallas Morning News. 
  18. ^ Hartzel, Tony (September 25, 2001). "DART rail rolls into White Rock: 3.1-mile extension receives positive reviews on opening day". The Dallas Morning News. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "Preliminary Engineering / Environmental Impact Statement: Northwest Corridor LRT Line to Irving and DFW Airport" (PDF). Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  20. ^ a b Hartzel, Tony (December 17, 2006). "Large price tag buries DART tunnel station". The Dallas Morning News.