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Dallas Again Discusses Possible Rail Line to Love Field

Light rail line has been in the works "for many years," according to city official

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    Dallas Again Discusses Possible Rail Line to Love Field

    Dallas Aviation Director tells Dallas city council members to expect a briefing about a plan to run an extension from DART's Bachman station to Dallas Love Field. (Published Friday, Oct. 21, 2016)

    The City of Dallas is revisiting the feasibility of bringing light rail directly to Dallas Love Field.

    At a city council meeting this week, Dallas Aviation Director Mark Duebner told council members they should expect a briefing in the coming months about a plan to run an extension from Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s existing Bachman station.

    As first reported by The Dallas Morning News, the light rail line would reach Love Field by way of a proposed north entrance to the airport. The north entrance and exit become possible in 2017 when a former runway near Denton Drive is fully closed to air traffic, according to Duebner.

    “The city has been actively looking for a way to connect Love Field with a DART Light Rail station for many years,” Duebner told NBCDFW.

    Duebner said that money for a potential rail line through Love Field was set aside more than a decade ago, but the project quickly became too expensive.

    The millions once earmarked for a possible DART station at Love Field were eventually spent on the new street car project that connects Downtown Dallas to Oak Cliff, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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