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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

August 17, 2009

Public to see additional trains, different departure times

New DART train schedules starting August 31

With the opening of the eagerly anticipated Green Line less than a month away, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) continues testing to ensure that Green, Red and Blue Line trains work smoothly together through downtown Dallas.

On Monday, August 31, DART Red and Blue Line trains will begin running on their September 14 schedules to simulate the addition of Green Line service. Green Line trains will continue their test trips between Victory Station and MLK, Jr. Station. Green Line test trains began operating in early June.

Some regularly scheduled rail departures of both the Red and Blue Lines will change to accommodate the Green Line. Red Line trains will run up to two minutes earlier or later from current schedules. Blue Line trains will run up to three minutes earlier or later on weekdays and up to six minutes earlier or later on weekends for certain departures. Information about the changes is available at the train stations.

Bus routes serving Red and Blue line stations will not change. However, customers should be aware these changes could have a significant effect on some bus/rail connections.

A new timetable planned for September 14 can be found at www.DART.org or by calling 214-979-1111.

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