DART Ups Service for St. Patrick’s Day


A DART station | Image by DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is providing additional service for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The transit service announced in a news release that it is expanding service for those who wish to watch or take part in the St. Paddy’s Day Dash Down Greenville 5K and the 42nd Annual Dallas Mavs St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival on Saturday, March 11.

The parade is the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Southwest, with an annual average crowd of 125,000 in attendance, according to a press release.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson is slated to be the parade’s grand marshal this year. The immediate previous grand marshal for the event was NBA Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki, who spent more than two decades playing with the Mavericks, according to KDAF.

This year’s 5K, meanwhile, will feature timed and untimed races, cash prizes, a donut eating contest, an after-party with music by DJ Dame, and much more.

DART announced that it will be adding service for Plano residents on the red and orange train between the Parker and Victory station in Dallas.

Passengers riding from either Dallas, Carrollton, or Farmers Branch, will be able to take the Green Line before transferring to either the Orange or Red Line in downtown Dallas.

Patrons traveling on the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will also be able to transfer to Orange or Red Line trains at Victory Station.

DART also announced that bus routes 3 and 17 will be detoured due to the St. Patrick’s Day events. These detours are scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m. on March 11 and last until the events have concluded.

“Make your trip easy by purchasing a $6 local Day Pass in advance using the GoPass mobile ticketing application,” DART officials advised in the news release. “It allows you to buy passes, plan trips and get next bus or train times from the comfort of your telephone.”

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