Media Relations Contact:
Mark A. Ball
September 17, 2013
Ride DART to "The One & Only" State Fair of Texas
Take DART to the biggest and brightest state fair in the land, featuring the return of Big Tex, the Chinese Lantern Festival, and top entertainers. The State Fair of Texas runs Sept. 27 through Oct. 20.
Customers can ride in comfort to the fair on DART's Green Line to two stations: Fair Park, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr., located south of R.B. Cullum Boulevard and convenient to the Gate 6 entrance and the Cotton Bowl stadium. Extra Green Line trains will be available every 20 minutes between Victory and Lawnview stations from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekends.
Great DART Rail Connections
All DART Rail and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) passengers can transfer easily to the Green Line. Green Line trains going to the fair will say "Buckner" or "Lawnview."
Orange Line passengers from Irving transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station. Southbound Orange, Red and Blue line passengers transfer at Pearl/Arts District or St. Paul stations. Northbound Red and Blue line passengers transfer at Akard Station.
TRE passengers transfer to the Green Line at Victory Station. The TRE will operate on Sundays. Details are at TrinityRailwayExpress.org.
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) will be adjusting its schedule for the duration of the fair. Customers should check DCTA.net for departure and arrival times and to ensure smooth connections at Trinity Mills Station to DART's Green Line.
Day Pass is best value
Purchase a Local Day Pass for $5, good for DART Rail, local buses and riding the TRE from CentrePort Station. Tarrant County customers need to purchase a Regional Day Pass for $10. Passes are available at ticket vending machines located at all DART and TRE stations and on the new GoPass℠ app available for both Apple and Android.
More details are available at DART.org/StateFair or by calling DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.
Special service for special games
DART and the TRE will provide additional service for the inaugural Heart of Dallas Classic between Army and Louisiana Tech on Saturday, September 28, the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic featuring Prairie View A & M and Grambling State universities on Saturday, Oct. 5 and the AT&T Red River Rivalry game between Texas and Oklahoma on Saturday, Oct. 12. Details are available at DART.org/HeartofDallas, DART.org/StateFairClassic and DART.org/RedRiverRivalry.
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