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Silver Line Advances on Design and Construction


Workers are installing signaling equipment where the Silver Line tracks cross Addison Road.
Workers are installing signaling equipment where the Silver Line tracks cross Addison Road
DART's design-build contractor, Archer Western Herzog (AWH), anticipates that the Silver Line's design will be 100% complete by August 2022. Meanwhile, construction is going on across the whole corridor.

At multiple locations, AWH crews are drilling and pouring piers and constructing columns and caps for numerous bridges that will carry the Silver Line over busy roads. Workers are relocating utilities, such as telecom lines and petroleum pipes in downtown Carrollton. At future station locations, contractors are grading the land and laying down rocks in preparation for concrete. Others are clearing vegetation and removing old track.

The most visible progress is taking place in Addison and Richardson where contractors have built the station platforms and are now installing columns and awnings.

"We have waited a long time for rail service, so we are excited to finally see the future Addison Station taking shape," Addison Mayor Joe Chow said. "The town is also collaborating with partners to create a mixed-use transit-oriented development on city-owned land that will connect the Addison Circle district with DART's Silver Line."

The Silver Line's future Addison Station is located right next to the current Addison Transit Center, which is a short walk from the city's vibrant Addison Circle district.
The Silver Line's future Addison Station is located right next to the current Addison Transit Center, which is a short walk from the city's vibrant Addison Circle district.

The new Silver Line platform will be parallel to the existing Red Line light rail platform at CityLine/Bush Station, giving riders a convenient transfer point and easy access to the CityLine development and State Farm's regional office.
The new Silver Line platform will be parallel to the existing Red Line light rail platform at CityLine/Bush Station, giving riders a convenient transfer point and easy access to the CityLine development and State Farm's regional office.
In Richardson, construction on both the CityLine/Bush and UT Dallas stations is moving quickly. Work also has begun on the signature rail bridge across U.S. 75 that will connect the two stations. The bridge will be located between CityLine Drive and Renner Road.

"We very much look forward to the completion of the Silver Line and the new connections it will offer," Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker said. "Employers in our Telecom Corridor® area will enjoy the direct path it will give us to DFW International Airport, students attending UT Dallas in Richardson will benefit from the flexibility of regional access for housing options, and our residents will be provided additional economic mobility as they are opened to new job markets previously only accessible by car.

These are all great benefits, and we are anxious to see the day the Silver Line opens here."

Stadler Rail is currently assembling the Silver Line rail vehicles at their U.S. facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. DART hopes to receive the first Silver Line vehicle in late summer 2022.

The Silver Line is on schedule to begin revenue service in late 2024.

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Construction began in late April on a new bridge across U.S. 75 Central Expressway that will connect the Silver Line's CityLine/Bush and UT Dallas stations.
Construction began in late April on a new bridge across U.S. 75 Central Expressway that will connect the Silver Line's CityLine/Bush and UT Dallas stations.


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Improving the Rider Experience

Riders Can Pay Fares with Tap-and-Go Convenience

Discount GoPass Tap Card Pilot Program Extended Through 2022

DART Seeks to Hire 100+ Bus Operators

Silver Line Advances on Design and Construction

Platform Extensions are Now Complete

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DARTmart Reopens in a New Location

DART Current and Future Rail Services

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