Akard station

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Dallas Area Rapid Transit Akard
DART light rail station
Akard Station.jpg
Location Along Pacific Avenue, between Akard and Field Streets, Dallas, Texas 75202
Coordinates 32°46′55″N 96°48′02″W / 32.781916°N 96.800530°W / 32.781916; -96.800530Coordinates: 32°46′55″N 96°48′02″W / 32.781916°N 96.800530°W / 32.781916; -96.800530
Owned by Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Platforms 2 side platforms
Connections All downtown bus routes stop within close proximity to one or more downtown rail stations.
Structure type At grade
Parking no
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 14, 1996[2]
Closed May 29-July 7, 2008 (for renovations)[1]
Preceding station   Dallas Area Rapid Transit logo.svg Dallas Area Rapid Transit   Following station
toward Westmoreland
Red Line
toward Parker Road
toward DFW Airport
Orange Line
toward UNT Dallas
Blue Line
Green Line
toward Buckner

Akard station or Akard Street station is a DART Light Rail station in Dallas, Texas. It is located in the City Center District on Pacific Avenue, between Akard and Field Streets. It opened on June 14, 1996, and is a station on the Red, Orange, Green and Blue lines, serving Elm Place, One Main Place, Renaissance Tower, Thanks-Giving Square and Thanksgiving Tower.

Akard station was closed on May 29, 2008, for more than a month to raise the platform level to match the height of the 100 new DART Light Rail cars also being modified at that time. The station reopened on July 7, 2008.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lindenberger, Michael (May 30, 2008). "DART'S Akard Station closing". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
  2. ^ Howell, Curtis; Mark Wrolstad (June 15, 1996). "Now Boarding: Rail debut has crowds lining up". The Dallas Morning News.

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