West End

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West End
DART light rail station
Dallas West End Station Renaissance Tower.jpg
The Renaissance Tower as seen from West End station
LocationAlong Pacific Avenue, between Market and Lamar Streets, Dallas, Texas 75202
Coordinates32°46′51″N 96°48′21″W / 32.780857°N 96.805708°W / 32.780857; -96.805708Coordinates: 32°46′51″N 96°48′21″W / 32.780857°N 96.805708°W / 32.780857; -96.805708
Owned byDallas Area Rapid Transit
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsSee CBD West Transfer Center for Downtown Route Connections.
Structure typeAt grade
Disabled accessYes
Opened14 June 1996[1]
Preceding station Dallas Area Rapid Transit logo.svg Dallas Area Rapid Transit Following station
Union Station Red Line Akard
Victory Orange Line
Union Station
toward UNT Dallas
Blue Line Akard
Victory Green Line Akard
toward Buckner

West End station is a DART Light Rail station in Dallas, Texas. It is located in the West End Historic District of Downtown Dallas on Pacific Avenue, between Market and Lamar Streets near CBD West Transfer Center. It opened on June 14, 1996, and is a station on the Red, Blue, Green, and Orange lines, serving the West End Marketplace, Dallas Alley, the Dallas World Aquarium and Zoo, the Sixth Floor Museum (in the Texas School Book Depository), Dealey Plaza, the Old Red Courthouse with its Dallas Visitors Center and El Centro College and is within walking distance of the American Airlines Center and the rest of Victory Park.

This is the westernmost stop on the four stop trunk segment shared by all four lines. West of here, approaching the TRE tracks, the Orange and Green Lines branch north and the Red and Blue Lines branch south.

Following the shooting of Dallas police officers on July 7, 2016, the station was closed during the investigation of the nearby crime scene.[2] Trains were stopping at all transit mall stations except West End, which they passed through during the incident.[3] News outlets reported that ridership was lower than normal just after the attacks at nearby stations such as Akard, St. Paul, and Pearl/Arts District, typically busy stations during the morning rush hour.[4]

  1. ^ Howell, Curtis; Mark Wrolstad (June 15, 1996). "Now Boarding: Rail debut has crowds lining up". The Dallas Morning News.
  2. ^ Formby, Brandon (July 8, 2016). "Large swath of downtown Dallas' west side closed today as other businesses, events shutter and call off plans". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  3. ^ "DART Rider Alerts". Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Star Telegram-A somber mood on DART train the morning after attack on Dallas". Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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