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Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

September 16, 2019

Going to the State Fair of Texas: Make DART your First Ride

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) makes getting to the 2019 State Fair of Texas quick and easy. Enjoy your light-rail ride in air-conditioned comfort September 27 through October 20 without trying to find parking or battling traffic, and get dropped off at one of two gates.

Green Line service
Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Boulevard and convenient to the Gate 6 entrance and the Cotton Bowl stadium, are your choices on DART's Green Line. Green Line trains will be available approximately every 10 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations.

Service changes
DART will making the following changes to assist fairgoers:

  • 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 Station on all trips, weekdays and weekends (except for Saturday, October 12);
  • Added Green and Blue Line service after 7:00 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;
  • Visit DART.org/statefair to view these special DART Rail schedules.
Making the connection
All DART Rail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers can transfer easily to the Green Line. Just look for trains saying, "Fair Park," "Buckner" or "Lawnview."

To get to the Green Line:
  • Southbound Red, Blue and Orange Line passengers - transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.
  • Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers - transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.
  • Eastbound Orange Line passengers - transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station. For all days of the State Fair, except Saturday, October 12, all Orange Line trains will be extended to Parker Road Station. For the October 12 football game, Orange Line trains will only operate between DFW Airport and Bachman stations.
  • TRE passengers can transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station. Details are at TrinityRailwayExpress.org/StateFair
  • Customers using the Denton County Transportation Authority should check DCTA.net for departure and arrival times to connect at Trinity Mills Station to DART's Green Line.

Discounted tickets and GoPass® information
DART's GoPass app began selling tickets on September 10. At $2 off, you'll get an extra 50-cent savings on individual tickets, plus you can also pre-purchase your DART ride tickets. Both the State Fair and DART tickets are right there on your phone, set to be activated whenever you're ready.

DART fares are also available at any rail station from a ticket vending machine and from your bus operator. Day Passes are valid for unlimited rides on the date of purchase through 3:00 a.m. the following day. When purchasing a Day Pass on a bus, exact cash or change is required. Fareboxes accept bills and coins, including $1 coins. Bus operators cannot provide change.

Purchase a Local Day Pass for $6, good for DART Rail, local buses and riding the TRE from CentrePort Station. Tarrant and Denton County customers need a Regional Day Pass for $12.

Details are available at DART.org/StateFair or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.

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Three football games
Ride DART to the State Fair Classic between the Grambling State Tigers and Prairie View A&M Panthers on September 28. The AT&T Red River Showdown game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners is October 12, and the Jaguars of Southern University and Tigers from Texas Southern University will travel to Dallas for the second year to play in the October 19 State Fair Football Showdown.

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