Rail

DART sets date for Green Line completion

Posted on April 29, 2010

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) set Dec. 6, 2010 as the date of completion on the final sections of its Green Line light rail project. Two sections, from MLK Jr. Station near Fair Park south to Buckner Station in Pleasant Grove and from Victory Station northwest to North Carrollton, will open completing the 20 station, 28 mile, $1.8 billion project.

The first part of the Green Line, from Pearl Station to MLK Jr., along with daily service to Victory Station, opened in September 2009. Work began on the Green Line in fall 2006, following the receipt of a $700 million Full Funding Grant Agreement from the Federal Transit Administration. At its peak, construction of the Green Line, the longest light rail project under construction in North America, produced more than 2,200 construction jobs.

The section from Fair Park to Pleasant Grove includes four stations: Hatcher, Lawnview, Lake June and Buckner. A featured stop will be the 6,000 acre Great Trinity Forest near Lawnview Station. The largest urban hardwood forest in the U.S. is also home to the Trinity River Audubon Center, which has nature trails and hands-on exhibits.

In addition to the Green Line, DART will open Lake Highlands Station on the Blue Line in December. Work also continues on a Blue Line extension from Downtown Garland to Downtown Rowlett. That section will open by December 2012.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Alstom opens new Brazilian Citadis production line

The new production facility will serve the Brazilian market and, in a near future, the Latin America region where a number of new tramway projects are emerging. When fully operational, the facility will employ around 150 people.

FRA ramps up campaign to address nationwide grade crossing safety

The first phase of the effort calls upon local law enforcement agencies to show a greater presence at grade crossings, issue citations to drivers that violate rules of the road at crossings and consider rapid implementation of best practices for grade crossing safety.

S.C. city seeking elevated transit line bids

The first phase of the plan would construct a four-mile section elevated guideway above a section of abandoned railroad tracks. The first section of the elevated railway could connect Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research campus with downtown Greenville.

MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

One option included offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue).

Calif.'s Metrolink puts PTC into revenue service demo mode

With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink remains on track to become the nation’s first passenger rail system to have a fully implemented, interoperable PTC system in place.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close