DART chooses Oak Cliff streetcar design

Oak Cliff streetcar

Credit: Brookville Equipment Corp.

DART selected this design for the cars that will run on its new streetcar route between Union Station and Oak Cliff.



Posted on September 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 10 at 7:28 PM

Oak Cliff streetcar line

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DALLAS — New streetcars are coming to Dallas.

DART chose Brookville Equipment Corporation of Pennsylvania to make the equipment that will operate between Union Station and Oak Cliff.

Workers will have to close the Houston Street viaduct to start construction on the 1.6-mile route.

The line starts at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Beckley Avenue; travels two blocks east to Zang Boulevard; then crosses the century-old Houston Street Viaduct, terminating at Young Street.

Passengers will be able to connect with DART bus lines, Blue and Red Line trains, the Trinity Railway Express and Amtrak.

The "modern" streetcars on the Oak Cliff line will debut in 2014.

The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority has operated a free streetcar line featuring vintage trolleys between downtown Dallas and Uptown Dallas since 1989. An extension is under construction downtown to provide improved connections with DART light rail and bus lines.