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September 1, 2009
Green Line opens September 14
New DART fares and service changes coming in September
New fare changes, along with bus and rail service changes, will take effect September 14 with the opening of the new Green Line by Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). Details of the changes are in the service change brochure available on DART vehicles and inside transit centers or by visiting www.DART.org or calling 214-979-1111.
The highlight of the service change is the debut of Green Line service from Victory Station through downtown Dallas (stopping at West End, Akard, St. Paul and Pearl stations) to Deep Ellum, Baylor University Medical Center, Fair Park and MLK, Jr. stations. The entire Green Line from Pleasant Grove to Farmers Branch and Carrollton will open in December 2010.
Green Line trains will operate every 10 minutes during the morning and afternoon rush hours, every 20 minutes during the midday and early evening, and every 30 minutes during the late evening. Like the Red and Blue lines, the Green Line will operate every 20 to 30 minutes on weekends.
DART has already made minor modifications to some Red and Blue Line trips on August 31 to prepare for the start of Green Line service. Bus customers along the Green Line - particularly those using Routes 19, 44, or 76 - may notice a number of changes in their route as rail service begins September 14.
Other changes to bus service include schedule adjustments in high ridership areas and some service reductions for low-performing routes (mainly on weekends). Each of the four new rail stations will also have bus connections.
Victory Station will not only become a daily stop for DART Rail, but for customers of the Trinity Railway Express as well. TRE customers can transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station Monday through Saturday. The TRE is also modifying its schedule. It is available on TRE trains and at www.trinityrailwayexpress.org.
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