Dallas Area Rapid Transit Begins Light Rail Service to DFW
Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas’ local public transit system, announced that it commenced light rail service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the city’s downtown area on Monday. It took six years to develop and build the new line.
The first train of the day from downtown Dallas arrives at the airport at 3:50 a.m., while from DFW, the last train of the day departs at 1:12 a.m. on weekdays, and 12:12 a.m. on weekends.
Dart extended its Orange Line by five miles (eight kilometers) in order to connect the airport to Belt Line Station, which is the very next stop on the line. From Belt Line, rail service continues on to Irving-Las Colinas, Dallas Market Center, and downtown Dallas.
Dart also opened the new DFW Airport Station, which is located within a three-minute walk to the airport’s Terminal A. Passengers may then transfer to any of the airport’s other five terminals using the SkyLink people mover system or Terminal Link shuttle buses.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the third busiest airport in the world, offering 1,850 flights a day and serving more than 60 million customers a year. The addition of the new rail service gives DFW passengers access to major locations in the city as well as connections to 12 other cities in the Dallas area.
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