When intrepid Observerer Amy Silverstein recently took DART to DFW International Airport, she missed her hypothetical flight and narrowly avoided being devoured by coyotes. She ultimately discovered that there was a bus that took her to the terminal, but the trip was long, arduous and complicated.
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That problem will be solved on August 18 when, four months ahead of schedule, DART is set to open an Orange Line station at the airport. The station is located between International Parkway and the North Service Road, near Terminal A.
The Orange Line, for those who don't frequent DART, runs along the Red Line route north of and through downtown, follows the Green Line to Bachman Station, then branches off through Irving. It currently stops at Belt Line Station, almost touching the easternmost point of DFW property.
The 4.7-mile, $150 million extension will bring the nation's longest light rail system to 90 miles. More important, it offers a cheap and straightforward way to get to the airport. The train will now take riders directly to the terminal. Finally.
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