DART begins Orange Line service to DFW

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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DFW International Airport/Stephen Gould

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) officially launched light-rail passenger service August 18, connecting downtown Dallas to DFW Airport with the arrival of DART Orange Line trains into the DFW Airport Station.


“This is a momentous day for our customers and for DFW Airport, because passenger rail is a critical component to DFW’s status as a top-tier international gateway,” said Sean Donohue, chief executive officer of DFW Airport. “With the DART Orange Line connecting DFW to downtown Dallas, DFW is now on a par with global hub airports that have integrated rail, which is a major selling point for customers and conventions.”

“By adding five miles of rail to what was already the longest light-rail system in North America, DART is connecting Dallas to the world through DFW Airport,” said Gary Thomas, president/executive director of DART.

The five-mile segment links DFW Airport to DART’s Belt Line Station, with continuing service to major regional destinations including Irving-Las Colinas, Dallas Market Center and downtown Dallas. With this opening, DFW Airport becomes the third-busiest American airport with a direct rail connection to the city center.


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