Mockingbird (DART station)

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Mockingbird
DART light rail station
Mockingbird Station 1.jpg
The station from above
Station statistics
Address 5465 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, Texas 75206
Coordinates 32°50′16″N 96°46′30″W / 32.837874°N 96.774922°W / 32.837874; -96.774922Coordinates: 32°50′16″N 96°46′30″W / 32.837874°N 96.774922°W / 32.837874; -96.774922
Line(s)
Connections DART Routes 1, 21, 24, 76, 521 (M-F), and 768 (Mustang Express) (M-F)
DART On-Call Lakewood (M-F)
DART On-Call Park Cities (M-F)
Katy Trail
Structure type Trenched
Platforms island platform
Parking 708 free spaces, no overnight
Bicycle facilities 6 lockers, 9 racks
Other information
Opened January 10, 1997[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Services
Preceding station   Dallas Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Westmoreland
Red Line
toward Parker Road
toward DFW Airport
Orange Line
toward Ledbetter
Blue Line

Mockingbird Lane is a DART Light Rail station located in north Dallas, Texas (USA) at Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway (US 75). It opened in January 1997 and is a station on the Blue Line, Red Line and Orange Line Lines, serving the Mockingbird Station residential and retail development and nearby Southern Methodist University.

Mockingbird Lane has the highest density population within three miles of any mass transit station in Texas. It is also the northernmost DART station serving both the Red and Blue lines; from this point the lines diverge with the Red line heading north and the Blue line heading northeast.

Transit-oriented development adjacent to, and eponymous with, the station
A northbound train at the station

Mall[edit]

Texas' first Transit Oriented Development took place around this station. A few years after it was built, developers got together and designed the master plan for Mockingbird Station. This included an outdoor mall surrounding the station, which is one of the key points about the whole station. This brought new life to the area, spurring more development around the station. "What has done most to kindle interest in Dallas’s growing (and increasingly traffic-choked) suburbs is the TOD success story at Mockingbird Station. North of downtown Dallas, the Mockingbird Station capitalized on private developer initiative, a good site, strong local demographics, and an abundance of adjacent regional attractions."[2] says Urbanunlimited.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Howell, Curtin (February 2, 1997). "DART's light rail making tracks First-week ridership exceeds expectations by 33 percent". The Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ http://www.urbanunlimited.nl/uu/downloads.nsf/10/401141a67706cf4dc12570c000389ea6/$file/reader+transit+c.pdf

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