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September 14, 2009

Dart light rail expansion continues

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DALLAS Area Rapid Transit (Dart) witnessed another milestone in the development of its light rail network on September 12 with the opening of the 4.3km section of the Green Line from Pearl in Dallas city centre to MLK. The Pearl - Victory section also now has a regular service, having been used only for special events since it was completed in 2004.
At $US 1.8 billion, the Green Line is North America's largest light rail construction project. Construction began in summer 2006 with the aid of a $US 700 million grant from the United States Federal Transit Administration and the remaining 40.2km of the line, which will link North Carrolton/Frankford in the northwest with Buckner in the southeast, will open in December 2010.
The Green Line is part of a rolling programme of light rail construction that will see the Dart light rail network double in size to 145km by 2013.
 
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