Plan Ahead for your DART Ride to the Red River Showdown
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is your ticket to the excitement of the AT&T Red River Showdown on October 9 at Cotton Bowl Stadium. The annual rivalry game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the University of Oklahoma Sooners is expected to bring 100,000 people to the State Fair of Texas, and DART is ready with additional service to make getting to the game safe and easy.DART riders are encouraged to arrive early for the game. Trains typically begin filling up more than three hours before kickoff. To help accommodate the large crowds, DART is adding light rail service, buses and Trinity Railway Express (TRE) trains with special connections.Look for DART staff as early as four hours before game time at key stations to help customers buy tickets and make connections. After the game, DART staff will be on hand to help customers on their return trip. This special service continues for at least three hours after the game.
DART to the game
Two DART Green Line rail stations serve the fairgrounds – Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the main entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and Cotton Bowl Stadium.
If you’re riding DART Rail or the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) to downtown Dallas, you can transfer easily to the Green Line. From downtown Dallas, board Green Line trains marked “BUCKNER,” “LAWNVIEW” or “FAIR PARK.”
- Southbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer to the Green Line at Pearl/Arts District Station.
- Northbound Red and Blue Line passengers can transfer to the Green Line at Akard Station.
- Eastbound Orange Line passengers from DFW Airport and Irving’s six stations can transfer to the Green Line at Bachman Station.
After the game, remember to go back to the station where you arrived to return to your starting location. If you arrive by bus, DART will have buses available for your return trip along Parry Ave. in front of Fair Park Station. The post-game buses will serve Pearl/Arts District, Victory and EBJ Union stations.