Cityplace/Uptown station

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Cityplace/Uptown
DART light rail station
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The inbound platform.
Location 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204
Coordinates 32°48′20″N 96°47′35″W / 32.805621°N 96.793154°W / 32.805621; -96.793154Coordinates: 32°48′20″N 96°47′35″W / 32.805621°N 96.793154°W / 32.805621; -96.793154
Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)
Platforms island platform
Connections DART Routes 36, 51, 409, and M-Line Streetcar
Construction
Structure type Underground
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened December 18, 2000[1]
Services
Preceding station   DART   Following station
toward Westmoreland
Red Line
toward Parker Road
toward DFW Airport
Orange Line
toward UNT Dallas
Blue Line

Cityplace/Uptown station (formerly Cityplace station) is a DART Light Rail station located in Dallas, Texas. It is located beneath North Central Expressway (US 75) at Haskell Avenue in the Cityplace district. As an infill DART station, it opened on December 18, 2000 as the first public subway station in the Southwest (the Tandy Center Subway in Fort Worth was a privately owned light rail).[2]

The station is tri-level in design, reaching depths of 120 feet (37 m) beneath North Central Expressway. The south end of the platforms are reached from the surface via stairs, three pairs of escalators, or elevators (3 traditional and 2 inclined elevators).[2] The station is shared between the Red, Orange, and Blue lines. The east entrance is located at the base of Tower at Cityplace, serving that tower and surrounding retail. The west entrance serves West Village, the M-line Streetcar and Uptown area. Original station plans allowed for another set of entrances at the north end of the platforms, which could serve future development north of Haskell Boulevard.

Cityplace remains the only underground station on the DART rail system (the nearby Knox-Henderson Station was deferred after community opposition, and subway stations built under the D2 project are still in the planning stage[3]). The other two remaining stations for the tunnel are Pearl Station and Mockingbird Station. Both of these stations are outside the tunnel.

On July 30, 2012, Cityplace Station was renamed as Cityplace/Uptown Station as part of the service changes effective for that date to better reflect new identities created by their evolving neighborhoods or surrounding developments.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hartzel, Tony (December 19, 2000). "Cityplace station bustling in debut: Riders praise underground light rail". The Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ a b "DART History: 2000". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Three projects could transform North Texas, but DART shrouds them in confusion". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  4. ^ DART Major Service Change - Three Rail Stations Receiving New Names as Part of July Service Changes - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (accessed July 9, 2012)

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