19 August 2014
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Dallas Area Rapid Transit said they have launched light rail passenger service connecting downtown Dallas to DFW Airport with the arrival of DART Orange Line trains into the DFW Airport Station.
The announcement culminated six years of partnership, planning and construction between the two entities to make the service a reality.
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 centre.
The completion of the final segment of DART´s Orange Line to DFW Airport not only marks a major milestone for the Airport and DART, it also opens a new era of connectivity for customers and Airport employees.
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2014, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is the world´s third busiest, hosting 1,850 flights a day and serving more than 60m customers a year. Its website is at www.DFWAirport.com/redefine.