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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

September 14, 2015

DART drives you to the State Fair of Texas

State Fair of Texas Dallas Area Rapid Transit is the easiest way for family and friends to travel to the 2015 State Fair of Texas. DART Rail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers can simply transfer to Green Line trains showing "Fair Park," "Buckner" or "Lawnview" and ride to the front door from Sept. 25 through Oct. 18.

The two Green Line stations for fair attendees are Fair Park, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr., located south of R.B. Cullum Boulevard and convenient to the Gate 6 entrance and the Cotton Bowl stadium. Extra Green Line trains will be available approximately every 15 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends.

Special rail service
DART is adding special rail service beginning Monday, Sept. 21, that includes:

  • All Orange Line trips extend to Parker Road Station
  • Red/Blue/Orange Lines have two-cars while Green will use three-cars
  • Green Line short service will be provided between Lawnview and Victory Stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Red and Blue Line service will have additional service after 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays for transfer traffic
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair.
A different schedule will be in place for the football game on Saturday, Oct. 10. Information can be found at www.DART.org/RedRiverShowdown.

Orange Line
Orange Line passengers from DFW Airport and Irving transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station. Southbound Orange, Red and Blue line passengers transfer at Pearl/Arts District or St. Paul stations. Northbound Red and Blue line passengers transfer at Akard Station. TRE passengers transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station. Details are at TrinityRailwayExpress.org.

Day Pass
Purchase a Local Day Pass for $5, good for DART Rail, local buses and riding the TRE from CentrePort Station. Tarrant and Denton County customers need to purchase a Regional Day Pass for $10. Passes are available at ticket vending machines located at all DART and TRE stations and on the GoPass℠ app available for both Apple and Android.

GoPass app
For the second year you can also buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the GoPass app. Just show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass℠ at the gates to get in. To make the deal sweeter, save $2 on every fair ticket by using GoPass. You do not have to buy a DART transit ticket in order to take advantage of the State Fair discount ticket. Details are available at DART.org/StateFair or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.


Special game day service
DART and the TRE will provide additional service to the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic, played in the Cotton Bowl since the 1980s, featuring the Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers on Saturday, Sept. 26, and the AT&T Red River Showdown game, played in the Cotton Bowl since 1929, between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, Oct. 10. Details are available at DART.org/StateFairClassic and DART.org/RedRiverShowdown.

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