DART unveils super slick streetcars for downtown service

Apologies in advance for the alliteration in the title of this article, but I must say — the new DART streetcars are that inspiring.

DART and the City of Dallas unveiled their new version of the streetcar on Monday, three weeks before downtown-Oak Cliff service begins on April 13.

“This is a great, great day for DART and the city of Dallas,” Gary Thomas, the transit agency’s chief executive, told Dallas Morning News at the private unveiling.

The free (FREE!) weekday service will begin at 5 a.m. April 13, running between Union Station and the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Beckley Avenue.

The $4.5 million vehicle is one of the two FIRST EVER battery-powered streetcars that will launch the downtown-Oak Cliff line. Only in Dallas, y’all.



(Header image: DART)

Rachel Winstead

Rachel is a freelance writer and works at Soap Hope in downtown Dallas. She hates the term "disrupt," tweets about startups, and appreciates a well-crafted hashtag.