DART blue and orange rail into Irving, RowlettDART blue and orange rail into Irving, Rowletthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=88732012-12-03T11:35:00Z2012-12-03T08:00:00Z

IRVING, ROWLETT - Dallas Area Rapid Transit opened two more rail segments, extending the Blue Line to Rowlett and the Orange Line farther into Irving and closer to DFW International Airport.

  • Blue Line - Downtown Rowlett Station marks the first expansion of the Blue Line since it reached Garland in November 2002. The 4.5-mile, $360 million segment completes the buildout of the northeast corridor and increases access to and from the largely residential community.
  • Orange Line - The $1.3 billion Orange Line grew nearly four miles with new stops at North Lake College and Belt Line Rd.

    The segment advances the Orange Line toward its eventual terminus at DFW Airport. DFW Station is scheduled to open in December 2014, making DART one of the few transit agencies in the U.S. with direct rail service into a major airport.

DART has built more than 40 miles of track in the last three years throughout the Dallas area. At 85 miles, DART Rail is the largest electric light rail system in the nation.

Source: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

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