Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is prepared to help thousands of North Texas riders claiming to be Irish, if only for a day, safely attend the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade and events in the Southwest in less than two weeks.
Parade and festivalgoers, as well as runners participating in the Dash Down Greenville 5K, can comfortably ride to the 41st Annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, Sat. Mar. 14, when DART adds additional rail service, employee volunteers and law enforcement to meet the large demand.
Trip planning is made easy by purchasing a $6 local Day Pass in advance using DART’s GoPass® mobile ticketing application. It allows you to buy passes, plan trips and get next bus or train times from the comfort of your mobile phone. Download the app for free through Google Play or the App Store.
Don’t have the app? Purchase a Day Pass from a ticket vending machine at any DART Rail station or from a bus operator.
From Plano, rail service will be added to Red and Orange Line trains operating between 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. to SMU/Mockingbird, Lovers Lane or Park Lane stations.
From Carrollton, Farmers Branch and Dallas customers can ride the Green Line and transfer to either the Orange or Red Line in downtown Dallas.
Passengers riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) can transfer to special event Red and Orange line trains at Victory Station.
Red and Orange Line trains to Lovers Lane Station will not be interrupted during the parade.
If you normally ride Route 502 or 583 at Lovers Lane Station, service will be interrupted until the Dash Down Greenville 5K has been completed.
Both routes will be detoured from Lovers Lane Station to serve SMU/Mockingbird Station until Greenville is re-opened to traffic. Route 502 will continue to serve Park Lane Station.
Additional routes temporarily detoured during the parade include 81, 82, 84 and 521. See DART.org/rideralerts for more information.
For more details go to DART.org/SPD or call DART Customer Information at 214-979-1111.