M-Line Trolley Celebrates 32 Years of Service to Dallas

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The McKinney Avenue Transit Authority is celebrating 32 years of streetcar work to Dallas residents, businesses, and visitors connected Thursday.

MATA was founded successful 1983 successful an effort to instrumentality practice streetcars to Dallas.

Two Dallas residents, Phil Cobb and Ed Landrum, began championing the thought aft discovering tracks connected McKinney Avenue that had been paved over.

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On July 22, 1989, the McKinney Avenue Trolley celebrated the expansive opening of its 2.8-mile route.

The M-Line has expanded respective times since its opening, increasing to a full of 4.6 miles successful length.

The archetypal enlargement occurred successful 2002, extending the way northbound to link to DART's Cityplace/Uptown Station.

A turntable was added successful 2011, and a 2nd enlargement took spot successful 2015, creating the confederate loop successful downtown Dallas that connects riders to DART's St. Paul Station.

Currently served by 7 vintage cars,

The M-Line trolley is served by served by 7 vintage cars and provides much than 600,000 rides each twelvemonth wrong Uptown and Downtown Dallas.

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