Green Line (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
Green Line train on the platform at Inwood/Love Field Station in Dallas
|System||DART Light Rail|
|Line length||27.5 mi (44.3 km)|
|Track gauge||4 ft 8 1⁄2 in (1,435 mm)|
|Highest elevation||at grade, elevated, underground|
DART Green Line
The Green Line is a 28.6-mile (46.0 km) light rail line in Dallas, United States, 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.
The southern terminus of the line is currently at Buckner in southeast Dallas near Buckner Boulevard. The line runs northwest to Fair Park Deep Ellum, before turning west and running through downtown Dallas. After leaving West End station, the line turns north, running parallel to Interstate 35 past the American Airlines Center. The line then heads northwest, providing service to Southwestern Medical Center, Love Field, and the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton, terminating at North Carrollton/Frankford station in Carrollton.
Trinity Mills Station, near the northern end of the line, provides a connection with the A-train line run by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). 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.
- On February 9, 2007, a trench collapsed during construction on the line killing one construction worker.
- 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.
- Effective June 17, 2007, the Live Oak exit on (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.
- On June 8, 2009, full-speed tests of the Green Line were conducted successfully with local officials and members of the media aboard. The route of the test included the four stations, then still under construction, that joined the DART light rail system in September 2009.
The Green Line 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.
- Listed from east to west and south to north
|Baylor University Medical Center||2009|
|Pearl/Arts District||1996||Easternmost transfer for Orange, Red and Blue Lines|
|St. Paul||1996||Transfer to M-Line Trolley (one block north)|
|West End||1996||Westernmost transfer station for Red and Blue Lines|
|Victory||2004||Transfer to Trinity Railway Express|
|Southwestern Medical District/Parkland||2010|
|Bachman||2010||Westernmost transfer for Orange Line|
|Trinity Mills||2010||Transfer to A-train|
|North Carrollton/Frankford||2010||Northwestern terminus|
- Peterson, Matt (June 20, 2011). "A-train railway begins rolling, carrying commuters from Denton to Carrollton". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- "1 dead in DART rail construction accident". The Dallas Morning News. February 9, 2007. Retrieved February 10, 2007.
- Hartzel, Tony (March 12, 2007). "Rail will not tunnel under Love Field". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 12, 2007.
- "Construction Alerts - Live Oak Exit Closure". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. July 9, 2007.
- 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.
- Solis, Dianne (June 10, 2009). "Officials reshaping downtown Carrollton around light-rail hopes". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 10, 2009.