DART Local Route 3 – University – DART Local Bus Routes
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Local Route 3 – University

Weekday service on this route temporarily will run on a modified Saturday service schedule effective Sunday, April 12. To learn more about DART’s temporary service reductions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

Service operates between DART Central Station and Valley West Mall, including destinations at Windsor Heights Walmart, Drake University, Department of Human Services and Children & Family Services.
 
Connections: Local Routes 5, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 60; Express Routes 91 and 92 along University Avenue. Crosstown Route 52; Local Routes 72 and 74; Express Route 94 at Valley West Mall. Express Route 93 at Westown Parkway and 22nd Street. All Express Routes and the D-Line Shuttle on Grand Avenue and Locust Street in downtown Des Moines. All Local and Crosstown Routes at DART Central Station.
 
DART Central Station Platform: G
 
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Weekday / Eastbound-Inbound: 
Route 3 • Weekday / Eastbound-Inbound • Effective 4/12/20

Valley West MallWalmart & Buffalo RdUniversity Ave & 42nd StUniversity Ave & ML King Pkwy6th Ave & University AveDART Central Station
AM5:305:375:455:505:545:58
6:356:426:496:546:587:02
7:357:427:497:547:588:02
8:058:128:198:248:288:32
8:358:428:498:548:589:02
9:059:129:199:249:289:32
9:359:429:499:549:5810:02
10:0510:1210:1910:2410:2810:32
10:3510:4210:4910:5410:5811:02
11:0511:1211:1911:2411:2811:32
11:3511:4211:4911:5411:5812:02
PM12:0512:1212:1912:2412:2812:32
12:3512:4212:4912:5412:581:02
1:051:121:191:241:281:32
1:351:421:491:541:582:02
2:052:122:192:242:282:32
2:352:422:492:542:583:02
3:053:123:193:243:283:32
3:353:423:493:543:584:02
4:054:124:194:244:284:32
4:354:424:494:544:585:02
5:055:125:195:245:285:32
5:355:425:495:545:586:02
6:056:126:196:246:286:32
6:356:426:496:546:587:02
7:057:127:197:247:287:32
7:357:427:497:547:588:02
8:058:128:198:248:288:32
8:358:428:498:548:589:02
9:059:129:199:249:289:32
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Weekday / Westbound-Outbound: 
Route 3 • Weekday / Westbound-Outbound • Effective 4/12/20

DART Central StationUniversity Ave & 6th AveUniversity Ave & ML King PkwyUniversity Ave & 42nd StWal-Mart & Buffalo RdValley West Mall
AM6:006:056:086:136:216:29
7:007:057:087:137:217:29
7:307:357:387:437:517:59
8:008:058:088:138:218:29
8:308:358:388:438:518:59
9:009:059:089:139:219:29
9:309:359:389:439:519:59
10:0010:0510:0810:1310:2110:29
10:3010:3510:3810:4310:5110:59
11:0011:0511:0811:1311:2111:29
11:3011:3511:3811:4311:5111:59
PM12:0012:0512:0812:1312:2112:29
12:3012:3512:3812:4312:5112:59
1:001:051:081:131:211:29
1:301:351:381:431:511:59
2:002:052:082:132:212:29
2:302:352:382:43

2:51

2:59
3:003:053:083:133:213:29
3:303:353:383:433:513:59
4:004:054:084:134:214:29
4:304:354:384:434:514:59
5:005:055:085:135:215:29
5:305:355:385:435:515:59
6:006:056:086:136:216:29
6:306:356:386:436:516:59
7:007:057:087:137:217:29
7:307:357:387:437:517:59
8:008:058:088:138:218:29
8:308:358:388:438:518:59
9:009:059:089:139:219:29
10:0010:0510:0810:1310:2110:29
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Saturday / Eastbound-Inbound: 
Route 3 • Saturday / Eastbound-Inbound • Effective 10/13/19

Valley West MallWalmart & Buffalo RdUniversity Ave & 42nd StUniversity Ave & ML King Pkwy6th Ave & University AveDART Central Station
AM5:305:375:455:505:545:58
6:356:426:496:546:587:02
7:357:427:497:547:588:02
8:058:128:198:248:288:32
8:358:428:498:548:589:02
9:059:129:199:249:289:32
9:359:429:499:549:5810:02
10:0510:1210:1910:2410:2810:32
10:3510:4210:4910:5410:5811:02
11:0511:1211:1911:2411:2811:32
11:3511:4211:4911:5411:5812:02
PM12:0512:1212:1912:2412:2812:32
12:3512:4212:4912:5412:581:02
1:051:121:191:241:281:32
1:351:421:491:541:582:02
2:052:122:192:242:282:32
2:352:422:492:542:583:02
3:053:123:193:243:283:32
3:353:423:493:543:584:02
4:054:124:194:244:284:32
4:354:424:494:544:585:02
5:055:125:195:245:285:32
5:355:425:495:545:586:02
6:056:126:196:246:286:32
6:356:426:496:546:587:02
7:057:127:197:247:287:32
7:357:427:497:547:588:02
8:058:128:198:248:288:32
8:358:428:498:548:589:02
9:059:129:199:249:289:32
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Saturday / Westbound-Outbound: 
Route 3 • Saturday / Westbound-Outbound • Effective 10/13/19

DART Central StationUniversity Ave & 6th AveUniversity Ave & ML King PkwyUniversity Ave & 42nd StWal-Mart & Buffalo RdValley West Mall
AM6:006:056:086:136:216:29
7:007:057:087:137:217:29
7:307:357:387:437:517:59
8:008:058:088:138:218:29
8:308:358:388:438:518:59
9:009:059:089:139:219:29
9:309:359:389:439:519:59
10:0010:0510:0810:1310:2110:29
10:3010:3510:3810:4310:5110:59
11:0011:0511:0811:1311:2111:29
11:3011:3511:3811:4311:5111:59
PM12:0012:0512:0812:1312:2112:29
12:3012:3512:3812:4312:5112:59
1:001:051:081:131:211:29
1:301:351:381:431:511:59
2:002:052:082:132:212:29
2:302:352:382:432:512:59
3:003:053:083:133:213:29
3:303:353:383:433:513:59
4:004:054:084:134:214:29
4:304:354:384:434:514:59
5:005:055:085:135:215:29
5:305:355:385:435:515:59
6:006:056:086:136:216:29
6:306:356:386:436:516:59
7:007:057:087:137:217:29
7:307:357:387:437:517:59
8:008:058:088:138:218:29
8:308:358:388:438:518:59
9:009:059:089:139:219:29
10:0010:0510:0810:1310:2110:29
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Sunday / Eastbound-Inbound: 
Route 3 • Sunday / Eastbound-Inbound • Effective 10/13/19

Valley West MallWalmart & Buffalo RdUniversity Ave & 42nd StUniversity Ave & ML King Pkwy6th Ave & University AveDART Central Station
AM7:027:097:177:227:267:30
8:058:128:208:258:298:33
8:358:428:508:558:599:03
9:059:129:209:259:299:33
9:359:429:509:559:5910:03
10:0510:1210:2010:2510:2910:33
10:3510:4210:5010:5510:5911:03
11:0511:1211:2011:2511:2911:33
11:3511:4211:5011:5511:5912:03
PM12:0512:1212:2012:2512:2912:33
12:3512:4212:5012:5512:591:03
1:051:121:201:251:291:33
1:351:421:501:551:592:03
2:052:122:202:252:292:33
2:352:422:502:552:593:03
3:053:123:203:253:293:33
3:353:423:503:553:594:03
4:054:124:204:254:294:33
4:354:424:504:554:595:03
5:055:125:205:255:295:33
5:355:425:505:555:596:03
6:056:126:206:256:296:33
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

Sunday / Westbound-Outbound: 
Route 3 • Sunday / Westbound-Outbound • Effective 10/13/19

DART Central StationUniversity Ave & 6th AveUniversity Ave & ML King PkwyUniversity Ave & 42nd StWal-Mart & Buffalo RdValley West Mall
AM7:307:357:387:437:517:59
8:008:058:088:138:218:29
8:308:358:388:438:518:59
9:009:059:089:139:219:29
9:309:359:389:439:519:59
10:0010:0510:0810:1310:2110:29
10:3010:3510:3810:4310:5110:59
11:0011:0511:0811:1311:2111:29
11:3011:3511:3811:4311:5111:59
PM12:0012:0512:0812:1312:2112:29
12:3012:3512:3812:4312:5112:59
1:001:051:081:131:211:29
1:301:351:381:431:511:59
2:002:052:082:132:212:29
2:302:352:382:432:512:59
3:003:053:083:133:213:29
3:303:353:383:433:513:59
4:004:054:084:134:214:29
4:304:354:384:434:514:59
5:005:055:085:135:215:29
5:305:355:385:435:515:59
6:006:056:086:136:206:29
Weather, special events and traffic conditions may alter service.

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