DFW Airport DART Station Opening Early, Under Budget

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) — DART has announced that a new train station at DFW airport will be open four months ahead of schedule and under budget.

The DART commuter rail line to DFW Airport, a five-mile extension of the Orange Line from Belt Line Station to the airport, will now be completed and ready to go on August 18. The project was initially scheduled for completion in December.

DART’s Morgan Lyons says that the new DART station will drop off travelers at Terminal A.

“If you need to get to another terminal, you go up and hop on the terminal link and get wherever you need to go,” said Lyons.

Passengers can reach the other four terminals in two ways: by utilizing the green Terminal Link shuttles outside of security, or the SkyLink tram inside security.

The project is also coming in under budget, according to DART officials.

“Opening a project of this complexity early and under budget is a great testament to the work of our DART team and our colleagues at DFW Airport,” DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said. “Support from the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Aviation Administration was also crucial to beating the targeted opening.”

Once completed, the DART rail will extend the nation’s longest rail system to 90 miles.

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