The transit mall ends just past the West End
station. Union Station is a bit off to the left beyond the
view of the camera. The construction visible in this
2003 scene is for the
connection for the Northwest Corridor.
One day trains will also turn to the right ahead. The new
Green Line will come from the southeast, and then run through
downtown with the two older lines before curving to go as
far out to North Carrollton/Frankford along what is called the
Northwest Corridor. Construction is well underway, and the
target opening date for the full length, over sixteen miles, is late
2010. Later on another new route, the Orange Line, coming from
downtown, will branch off from the Green at Buckner, and go fourteen
miles, out to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport.