Green Line (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

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  Green Line
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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

Handicapped/disabled access All stations have step-free access

DCTA A-Train
to Denton
North Carrollton/FrankfordParking
President George Bush Turnpike
Trinity MillsParking
Downtown CarrolltonParking
Farmers BranchParking
I-635
Royal LaneParking
Walnut Hill/DentonParking
DART North Maintenance Facility
Orange Line
to DFW Airport Station
BachmanParking
Burbank
West Mockingbird Lane
Inwood/Love FieldParking
Southwestern Medical
District/Parkland
Parking
Trinity Railway Express
to T&P Station
Market CenterParking
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
Deep Ellum
Baylor University Medical Center
I-30
Fair Park
MLK, Jr.Parking
Hatcher
White Rock Creek
LawnviewParking
future
Lake JuneParking
BucknerParking

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]

Trinity Mills Station at the northern end of the line provides a connection 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 ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     1996 Easternmost transfer for Orange, Red and Blue Lines
St. Paul ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     1996 Transfers made to the M-Line (which terminates two blocks north)
Akard ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     1996
West End ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     ‹See Tfm›     1996 Westernmost transfer station for Red and Blue Lines
Victory ‹See Tfm›     2009 Transfer to ‹See Tfm›     Trinity Railway Express
Market Center ‹See Tfm›     2010
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland ‹See Tfm›     2010
Inwood/Love Center ‹See Tfm›     2010
Burbank ‹See Tfm›     2010
Bachman ‹See Tfm›     2010 Westernmost transfer for Orange Line
Walnut Hill/Denton 2010
Royal Lane 2010
Farmers Branch 2010
Downtown Carrollton 2010
Trinity Mills 2010 Transfer to ‹See Tfm›     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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