Pearl/Arts District station

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Pearl/Arts District
DART light rail station
Pearl Station.jpg
The station's platforms are within the tracks, unlike other downtown stations
Location Along Bryan Street, east of Pearl Street, Dallas, Texas 75202
Coordinates 32°47′11″N 96°47′40″W / 32.786413°N 96.79454°W / 32.786413; -96.79454Coordinates: 32°47′11″N 96°47′40″W / 32.786413°N 96.79454°W / 32.786413; -96.79454
Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Line(s)
Platforms Island platform
Connections DART Route 722 [D-Link] (M-Sat)
See CBD East Transfer Center for other Downtown Route Connections.
Construction
Structure type At grade
Parking no
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened June 14, 1996[1]
Previous names Pearl
Services
Preceding station   DART   Following station
toward Westmoreland
Red Line
toward Parker Road
toward DFW Airport
Orange Line
toward UNT Dallas
Blue Line
Green Line
toward Buckner

Pearl Street/Arts District station (formerly Pearl station) is a DART Light Rail station located in Dallas, Texas. It is located on Bryan Street, east of Pearl Street, in the City Center District. It opened June 14, 1996, and is the easternmost station on the trunk line segment shared by the Red, Blue, Green and Orange Lines, serving the Plaza of the Americas, the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, 2001 Bryan Tower, the San Jacinto Tower, the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and JPMorgan Chase Tower.

Pearl station was the original northern terminus of the Red and Blue lines before they were extended (Red in 1997 and Blue in 2001).[2]

On July 30, 2012; Pearl was renamed as Pearl/Arts District station as part of the service changes effective for that date to better reflect new identities created by their evolving neighborhoods or surrounding developments.[3]

East of this station, the light rail's transit mall ends and grade-separated tracks begin, with the Red, Orange and Blue lines branching north at a wye and descending into a tunnel under the expressway, while the Green Line branches southeast.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howell, Curtis; Mark Wrolstad (June 15, 1996). "Now Boarding: Rail debut has crowds lining up". The Dallas Morning News. 
  2. ^ Howell, Curtin (February 2, 1997). "DART 's light rail making tracks First-week ridership exceeds expectations by 33 percent". The Dallas Morning News. 
  3. ^ DART Major Service Change - Three Rail Stations Receiving New Names as Part of July Service Changes - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (accessed July 9, 2012)

External links[edit]

Media related to Pearl/Arts District (DART station) at Wikimedia Commons

An eastbound Blue Line train to Garland enters the station.