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Anatomy of a Subway: Stations, More Than Meets the Eye

Once the D2 Subway is in operation through downtown Dallas, riders will make their way down an elevator, escalator, or steps to reach the station below ground. Although it may not look like much, there is a lot that goes … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Different Ways to Dig!

Digging a tunnel is a big deal. Excavating something so large underground may cause some impacts above-ground, especially during construction. DART wants you to have all the information before we hit the ground (literally) in the construction phase. As a … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Excavation Method #1 Tunnel-Boring

Did you know the first underground subway in the U.S. was built in 1897? Luckily, technology has helped us since the 1890’s develop easier and less-invasive ways to dig a transportation tube nearly one hundred feet below the surface.  DART … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Subway: Understanding Portals

Building an underground rail line is complicated. But it’s interesting to see how it’s done.  In this series, “The Anatomy of a Subway,” we’ll explore the different subway construction methods that will make the D2 Subway a reality. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Your Capital Planning Projects Periodical

We know that there is a lot going on at DART and in North Texas, that’s why we’re bringing you a Capital Planning Projects Periodical.  Each month, we’ll post an update about the status of some of our biggest projects. … Continue reading

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Building a Better Future for North Texas

Why is DART planning more than 20 years in the future? Transit projects are extensive and require a long time to plan out the engineering process and design. Additionally, a stronger, more robust public transit system will help North Texas … Continue reading

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Behind the Tracks: Stations with a Local Feel

More than just a simple platform with benches, stations are transit hubs that facilitate connectivity, access, and opportunity. The stations of the 26-mile Cotton Belt may not resemble those of the downtown Dallas stations or D2 Subway, but they serve … Continue reading

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A Mid-Summer D2 Update

We’ve come quite a way in making the D2 Subway a reality. DART is currently in the final stages of choosing a refined alignment (also called a Locally Preferred Alternative or LPA) for the D2 Subway. Here’s a snapshot of … Continue reading

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