Green Line (Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

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Green Line train on the platform at Inwood/Love Field Station in Dallas
Overview
Typelight rail
SystemDART Light Rail
Statusoperational
LocaleDallas, Texas
TerminiNorth Carrollton/Frankford(north)
Buckner (south)
Stations24
Operation
OpenedSeptember 2009
OwnerDART
Operator(s)DART
Technical
Line length27.5 mi (44.3 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Electrificationoverhead catenary
Highest elevationat grade, elevated, underground
DART Green Line
  DCTA A-train
  to Denton
North Carrollton/Frankford
Parking
Trinity Mills
A-train (Texas) Parking
Downtown Carrollton
Parking
(2022)
Farmers Branch
Parking
Royal Lane
Parking
Walnut Hill/Denton
Parking
DART North Maintenance Facility
  Orange Line
  to DFW Airport
Bachman
Parking
Burbank
Inwood/Love Field
Parking Dallas Love Field
Southwestern Medical
District/Parkland
Market Center
Parking
  Trinity Railway Express
  to T&P Station
Victory
Trinity Railway Express
  Trinity Railway Express
  to Union Station
West End
West Transfer Center
Akard
St. Paul
McKinney Avenue Transit Authority
Pearl/Arts District
East Transfer Center
Deep Ellum
Baylor University Medical Center
I-30 (East R.L. Thornton Fwy)
Fair Park
MLK Jr.
Parking J.B. Jackson Jr. Transit Center
Hatcher
Lawnview
Parking
future extension
Lake June
Parking Lake June Transit Center
Buckner
Parking
Handicapped/disabled access All stations have step-free access

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.

Route[edit]

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).[1] 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.

History[edit]

Construction[edit]

  • On February 9, 2007, a trench collapsed during construction on the line killing one construction worker.[2]
  • 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • On June 8, 2009, full-speed tests of the Green Line were conducted successfully with local officials and members of the media aboard.[5] The route of the test included the four stations, then still under construction, that joined the DART light rail system in September 2009.

Opening[edit]

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.[6]

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
Lawnview 2010
Hatcher 2010
MLK Jr. 2009
Fair Park 2009
Baylor University Medical Center 2009
Deep Ellum 2009
Pearl/Arts District                1996 Easternmost transfer for Orange, Red and Blue Lines
St. Paul                1996 Transfer to M-Line Trolley logo.svg M-Line Trolley (one block north)
Akard                1996
West End                1996 Westernmost transfer station for Red and Blue Lines
Victory      2004 Transfer to TRE logo.png Trinity Railway Express
Market Center      2010
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland      2010
Inwood/Love Field      2010
Burbank      2010
Bachman      2010 Westernmost transfer for Orange Line
Walnut Hill/Denton 2010
Royal Lane 2010
Farmers Branch 2010
Downtown Carrollton 2010
Trinity Mills 2010 Transfer to DCTA A-train icon.png A-train
North Carrollton/Frankford 2010 Northwestern terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peterson, Matt (June 20, 2011). "A-train railway begins rolling, carrying commuters from Denton to Carrollton". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "1 dead in DART rail construction accident". The Dallas Morning News. February 9, 2007. Retrieved February 10, 2007.
  3. ^ Hartzel, Tony (March 12, 2007). "Rail will not tunnel under Love Field". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved March 12, 2007.
  4. ^ "Construction Alerts - Live Oak Exit Closure". Dallas Area Rapid Transit. July 9, 2007.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Solis, Dianne (June 10, 2009). "Officials reshaping downtown Carrollton around light-rail hopes". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 10, 2009.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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