DART Red and Blue Lines
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Line Platform Extension project is underway. Once complete, all of DART's light rail stations will be able to accommodate longer, three-car trains. The platform extension project is focused on raising and extending the 28 stops that were built prior to 2004; all other stops were either built with three-car trains in mind or have already been updated. This project will:
- Increase capacity on the Red and Blue lines, meaning more available seats and fewer passengers standing at any given time.
- Allow DART to operate three-care trains on any rail line during peak hours or special events when trains see the most crowding.
- Create more level-boarding areas, making it easier to get on and off the train, especially for those with mobility issues.
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Project At A Glance
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Red and Blue Line Platform Extension project includes modifications to 28 stations constructed prior to 2004. The modifications will enable all or a portion of the platforms to accommodate 3-car Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) consists. Modifications include extending platforms and fully raising 5 of the 28 platforms to permit level boarding. The changes will increase system-wide carrying capacity and enhance the network core capacity. DART is constructing the project with minimal impact to patrons and areas in and around the stations.
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