DART to St. Patrick’s Events on March 12

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Posted on Mar 9, 2022 by DART Daily

Dallas’ Greenville Avenue district KNOWS how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – and they do so on the Saturday before the holiday. This year, the festivities take place on Saturday, March 12, and you’re in luck! DART is the best way to get to all the shenanigans.

DART is ready to make sure everyone has a safe ride for the St. Paddy's Day Dash Down Greenville 5K and 2022 Dallas Mavs St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival.  

For more details, go to DART.org/SPD or call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

Hop on board and cheers to a safe ride!

Additional DART service will be available
The festivities center around the intersection of Greenville Avenue and Lovers Lane, so the Park Lane, Lovers Lane, and SMU/Mockingbird stations will get you closest to the celebration.

  • From Plano, Richardson and North Dallas, rail service will be added to Red and Orange Line trains between Parker and Victory stations.
  • From Carrollton, Farmers Branch, and Dallas, riders can take the Green Line and transfer to either the Red or Orange Line in downtown Dallas. 
  • From Garland and Richardson, riders can take the Blue Line to SMU/Mockingbird Station and transfer to the Red or Orange lines from there. 
  • Passengers riding the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) can transfer to Orange or Red Line trains at Victory Station.

Know the schedule of events
Get to the events early so you can check in, stake out a good spot, or be the first in line for any activities. The schedule of the day is as follows:

8 a.m.                 St. Paddy’s Dash Down Greenville 5K

9 a.m.–3 p.m.     Festival

11 a.m.               Dallas Mavs St. Patrick's Parade

3:30 p.m.            Concert at Energy Square featuring The Toadies

Bus routes will be detoured
Bus routes 3 and 17 will be on detour all day until the parade has ended. Routes 105, 209 and 249 will operate on their regular routes. See DART.org/rideralerts for more information.

Leave early
Please allow extra travel time due to parade crowds. Parade Saturday is one of the busiest ridership days each year.

Buy your tickets using a contactless payment method

GoPass app
Make your trip easy by purchasing a $6 Local Day Pass in advance using the GoPass® mobile ticketing application. It allows you to buy passes, plan trips and get next bus or train times from the comfort of your telephone. Download the app for free through Google Play or the App Store.

Contactless Payment
Riders can now pay their DART fare using Contactless Payment at the electronic card readers located on rail platforms and inside buses and Dallas Streetcars. Each person must have a unique payment method and you must tap every time you board. You cannot pay for more than one person with each card or device. Learn more about Contactless Payment at GoPass.org

Contactless Payment methods include:

  • Credit or debit card: Just tap your contactless credit or debit card to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus prior to boarding
  • Mobile device: Using Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, or similar app, tap your payment-enabled mobile device to a reader on a DART Rail platform or bus to buy your pass.

DART is here to help
Whether you’re on your way to a celebration or heading back home, you’re in luck. DART staff and volunteers will be at Lovers Lane and SMU/Mockingbird stations to help you get to where you need to go.

If you need help with planning your trip, call DART Customer Service at 214-979-1111.

Face masks are still required when riding DART vehicles
The TSA Security Directive requiring a face mask requirement for all transportation networks, including public transportation, remains in effect until March 18. DART will continue to require a CDC approved face mask be worn over the mouth and nose by passengers and operators at all times while on DART vehicles including buses, trains and paratransit vehicles, Trinity Railway Express trains, in buildings and onboard the Dallas Streetcar.

Face masks and hand sanitizer dispensers are installed on all buses, light rail vehicles, TRE vehicles and Dallas streetcars, and will continue to be available to all passengers. Find out about more ways DART is keeping you safe here.

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