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DART – Let's Go.

DART News Release

Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons

September 12, 2005

State Fair service runs Saturdays and Sundays

State Fair of Texas 2005"Let Yourself Go!" to the Fair on DART

Every Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 to Oct. 23, the DART State Fair Shuttle whisks you directly from Cityplace Station to the front door of the country's biggest state fair. Plus, you get a coupon for $2 off fair admission just by hopping aboard.

With DART, you're just three steps away from letting yourself go!

Step One:  Park free at any DART Rail station park & ride lot, and buy a $4.50 Premium Day Pass from a Ticket Vending Machine.
Step Two:  Ride DART Rail to Cityplace Station.
Step Three:  Hop the State Fair Shuttle departing every 10 minutes from 9:30 a.m.
(The last return shuttle leaves the fairgrounds at 11:30 p.m.)

DART's regular Annual, Monthly and Reduced Passes are not valid for State Fair Shuttle service from Cityplace Station to Fair Park. Shuttle-only service is available for $2 -- exact fare only, cash only.

DART State Fair Shuttle at Cityplace Station
DART State Fair Shuttle
at Cityplace Station
(East Entrance)
DART State Fair Shuttle at the Parry Avenue entrance gate
DART State Fair Shuttle
at the Parry Avenue
entrance gate

Early shuttle service for State Fair 5K, Texas-OU game
  • On Saturday, Oct. 1, the DART State Fair Shuttle takes off at 7:30 a.m. for the annual State Fair 5K Run & Big Tex Mile. The Big Tex Mile starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5K at 8:45 a.m.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 8, the buses roll at 7:30 a.m. for the annual Texas-Oklahoma football game. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon.
Big Tex Express
Also on Saturdays and Sundays, motorists can ride the free "Big Tex Express" train between auxiliary parking at the fairgrounds to a gate near the Cotton Bowl. The State Fair of Texas offers acres of lighted and secured parking off Haskell west of Dolphin Road -- easily accessible from I-30. Parking is $9. The service operates continuously from 10 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

Regular DART Service to Fair Park Monday through Friday
Regular DART fares apply to these routes. Call 214-979-1111 or visit for schedule details on these routes or any DART service. Information about all the year-round activities at Fair Park is available at

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