Dec. 25, 2013
DENTON, Texas - Beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, transit passes for the train service between Denton and Fair Park for the New Year's Day Heart of Dallas Bowl will be available at the North Texas Athletics Ticket Office and the Denton County Transportation Authority's Downtown Denton Transit Center located at 604 E. Hickory. There is a strict limit of one ticket per person, so each rider must pick up their transit pass in person.
The DCTA, North Texas and the City of Denton are partnering to provide train service between Denton and Fair Park on Jan. 1 for Mean Green fans traveling to the Heart Of Dallas Bowl at the Cotton Bowl.
DCTA will run limited train service on DCTA's A-train from Denton to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit's Trinity Mills Station, and fans can connect with DART's Green Line to travel to Fair Park. Passengers using the A-Train/Green Line service must have a regional transit pass. The transit pass is free, and will be distributed at the Apogee ticket office and DCTA office until Dec. 31, although there is a limited quantity available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The North Texas Athletic Office at Apogee will be open on Dec. 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. For the hours DCTA's office is open, call 940-243-0077.
The free transit passes are NOT available from DART.
The A-train, which runs between downtown Denton and DART's Trinity Mills Station, will depart the Downtown Denton Transit Center promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1. Passengers are recommended to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to allow time for parking. Parking is limited at the DDTC, but ample parking is available at the city's public lot at Exposition and Hickory.
The A-train will stop at the Trinity Mills Station, where passengers need to transfer to the southbound DART Green Line train. Passengers must present their transit pass to DART fare enforcement on the Green Line trains. The Green Line train will arrive at the Fair Park Station at approximately 10:11 a.m., and the Cotton Bowl is a short walk from the station.
PASSENGERS MUST KEEP THEIR TRANSIT PASS for the return trip after the game. Passengers will be required to present their transit pass to DART's fare enforcement on Green Line train for the return trip to Denton after the game.
The DART Green Line train will depart the Fair Park Station at 3:11 p.m. or 30 minutes after the end of the game. With the large number of travelers expected for this game, passengers are encouraged to arrive to the Fair Park Station at least 15 minutes prior to departure to allow ample time to board the departing Green Line train.
Passengers wishing to return to Denton will again transfer at the Trinity Mills Station from the Green Line train and board the DCTA A-train, which is expected to arrive in Denton at approximately 4:42 p.m.
After returning to Denton, be sure to partake of downtown Denton businesses which will host post-game parties. More information on the post-bowl parties on the square will be posted on MeanGreenSports.com.
Click here for more information on the New Year's Day train service from DCTA.