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Orange Line (future)
Overview
System light rail
Operation
Opened December 2011 (see Construction Issues)
Technical
Track length 14 miles
Track gauge 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Construction of the Irving Convention Center near the future Irving Convention Center Station

The Orange Line (labeled as the Purple Line on maps prior to 2006) will be a 14 mile (23 km) mass transit light rail line in Dallas, Texas (USA) operated by the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system. It will operate in addition to the currently existing Blue, Red and Green Line lines. The Orange Line will share alignment with the Green Line until its split north of Bachman Station. It was originally scheduled to open in phases starting in December 2011, with a route through downtown Dallas terminating at DFW Airport Station by December 2013. Openings of the first two phases, however, have been delayed. Through the use of interlining with Red Line and Green Line tracks, the Orange Line will terminate at Lawnview Station. During peak hours, Orange line trains will also terminate at Parker Road Station.[1]

Future phases of the Orange line include a DFW North Station loop [2] and an eastern extension down Scyene Road to Masters Drive (previously planned as a Green Line expansion)[3].

  DART Orange Line
Legend
All stations have step-free access
 
Unknown route-map component "uKBFa" Airport
DFW Airport (December 2013)
Urban straight track
Waterway with unused branch to left Unused waterway turning from right
Urban straight track Unknown route-map component "uexAKRZo"
SH-114
Urban straight track Unknown route-map component "uexINT"
DFW North (future) Car parking
Urban straight track Unknown route-map component "uexAKRZo"
SH 121
Urban straight track Unknown route-map component "uexAKRZo"
SH-114
Waterway turning to left Unknown route-map component "uxABZlg"
Urban straight track
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Belt Line (December 2012) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZo"
President George Bush Turnpike
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
North Lake College (December 2012) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Las Colinas Carpenter Ranch (December 2012) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZo"
SH 114
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Irving Convention Center (December 2011) Car parking
Urban railway Unknown route-map component "uINT"
Las Colinas Urban Center (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "ueHST"
South Las Colinas (deferred)
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
University of Dallas (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu"
Loop 12
Unknown route-map component "ueHST"
Loop 12 (deferred)
Unknown route-map component "uELEVa"
Unknown route-map component "uhWSTR"
Trinity River
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZo-ELEV"
I-35E
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZo-ELEV"
Spur 482
Unknown route-map component "uELEVe"
Unknown route-map component "uABZrg"
Green Line to North Carrollton/Frankford Station
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Bachman (December 2011) Car parking
Airport Unknown route-map component "uINT"
Love Field (December 2011)
Urban straight track
Urban tunnel straight track
Unknown route-map component "uELEVa"
Unknown route-map component "uHST-ELEV"
Inwood (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST-ELEV"
Southwestern Medical District/Parkland (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uELEVe"
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Market Center (December 2011) Car parking
Track turning from right Urban straight track
Trinity Railway Express to T&P Station
Unknown route-map component "AKRZu" Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu"
Dallas North Tollway.png Dallas North Tollway
Right side of cross-platform interchange Left side of urban cross-platform interchange
Victory (December 2011)
Track turning right Urban straight track
Trinity Railway Express to Union Station
Unknown route-map component "uABZlg"
Blue Line to Ledbetter; Red Line to Westmoreland
Bus station Unknown route-map component "uINT"
West End (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Akard (December 2011)
Urban railway Unknown route-map component "uHST"
St. Paul (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Pearl (December 2011)
Waterway turning from left Unknown route-map component "uABZgr+r"
Urban straight track Unknown route-map component "uLUECKE"
to Lawnview (regular); to Parker Road (peak only)
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu" Urban straight track
I-45.svg Interstate 45
Unknown route-map component "uHST" Urban straight track
Deep Ellum (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uHST" Urban straight track
Baylor Medical Center (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu" Urban straight track
I-30.svg Interstate 30
Unknown route-map component "uHST" Urban straight track
Fair Park (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uHST" Urban straight track
MLK, Jr (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST" Urban straight track
Hatcher (December 2011)
Urban bridge over water Urban straight track
White Rock Creek
Urban end station, unused through track Urban straight track
Lawnview (December 2011) Car parking
Unused urban continuation forward Urban straight track
Future expansion to Masters Drive
Enter urban tunnel
Urban railway Unknown route-map component "utINT"
Cityplace (December 2011)
Urban tunnel unused stop on in-use track
Knox-Henderson (deferred)
Exit urban tunnel
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Mockingbird Station (December 2011) Car parking
Urban junction to left
Blue Line to Downtown Garland
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Lovers Lane (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uELEVa"
Unknown route-map component "uHST-ELEV"
Park Lane (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST-ELEV"
Walnut Hill (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uhWSTR"
White Rock Creek
Unknown route-map component "uHST-ELEV"
Forest Lane (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uELEVe"
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
LBJ/Central (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu"
I-635.svg Interstate 635
Unknown route-map component "uHSTBR"
Spring Valley (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Arapaho Center (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Galatyn Park (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Bush Turnpike (December 2011) Car parking
Unknown route-map component "uAKRZu"
President George Bush Turnpike
Unknown route-map component "uHST"
Downtown Plano (December 2011)
Unknown route-map component "uKBFe"
Parker Road (December 2011) Car parking

Contents

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Opening December 2011 TBD (See Construction Issues)

Listed from East to West

Opening December 2012 TBD (See Construction Issues)

Opening December 2013

Future/Deferred

Construction Issues

On 12 March 2007, the City of Dallas officials and DART made an agreement to make Love Field Station a surface-level facility after a long debate of whether or not to make it an underground station.[4][5].

On December 5, 2007, the Dallas Morning News ran a story reporting that DART President Gary Thomas stated that a previous cost estimate of $988 million was too low. A new cost estimate for the 14 mile project was $1.8 - $1.9 billion[6] . The $900 million overrun in costs has caused considerable outrage amongst political leaders[7] in the City of Irving Texas, where the line passes on its way to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. Irving leaders subsequently made inquiry as to the cost overruns [8]. Texas State Representative Linda Harper Brown sent an official letter [9] to Mr. Thomas also making inquiry into the project's substantial cost overruns.

In February 2010 DART officials announced that the first two phases may be be delayed due to TXDOT problems along State Highway 114, which the Orange Line route follows. Utility relocation and road construction will delay access to portions of the construction area where the rail line and highway intersect. The delay could push the connection to Las Colinas from December 2011 to August 2012. DART is determined to keep the original schedule and minimize any delay.[10][11]

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