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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

September 12, 2016

Focus on food and fun, not stress and driving at the fair

There's more fried food and more fun at the 2016 State Fair of Texas Sept. 30 through Oct. 23., and DART has more ways for you to "Celebrate Texas Agriculture."


Fair days are always busy days on DART Rail and buses. DART will make the following changes beginning Monday, Sept. 26:
  • Extra Green Line trains between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends; all trips will feature 3-car trains;
  • Orange Line extended to Parker Road on all trips, weekdays and weekends;
  • Added Green and Blue line service after 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays;
  • Extra buses on Routes 60 and 409 Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.
  • Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will operate on all four Sundays during the fair.
Direct access to Fair Park
Ride DART's Green Line to two stations: 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.

Connect to Green Line
All DART Rail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers can transfer easily to the Green Line. Trains going to the fair will say "Fair Park," "Buckner" or "Lawnview."

Orange Line passengers from 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.

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will be adjusting its schedule during the fair. Customers should check DCTA.net for departure and arrival times and to ensure smooth connections at Trinity Mills Station to DART's Green Line.

Day Pass and GoPass app
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.

For the second year you can buy your State Fair of Texas general admission with the GoPass app and save $2. Just show your purchased fair ticket on GoPass℠ at the gates to get in. 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 games, special service
DART and the TRE will provide additional service to three games at the Cotton Bowl during the fair. The annual Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic is Saturday, Oct. 1, featuring Prairie View A&M and Grambling State universities, the AT&T Red River Showdown game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners is Saturday, Oct. 8, and a new matchup takes place on Saturday, Oct. 15, when the Air Force Cadets take on the New Mexico Lobos.

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