Groundbreaking on DART Silver Line

Photo courtesy DART.

It’s an exciting time for Dallas Area Rapid Transit! After more than 30 years of planning, DART broke ground on the new 26-mile Silver Line regional rail service during six ceremonies this past September. In 2022, Addison residents and visitors will be able to take a 20-minute train ride from Addison Circle to DFW Airport or downtown Plano!

The events took place across DART’s historic Cotton Belt Corridor in Addison, Plano, Dallas, Carrollton and Richardson, and ended at DFW International Airport. Elected officials from each of these cities, as well as representatives from the cities of Coppell and Fort Worth, came to celebrate the upcoming service.

According to DART’s website, “The Cotton Belt ‘Silver Line’ Project’s primary purpose is to provide passenger rail connections and service that will improve mobility, accessibility and system linkages to major employment, population and activity centers in the northern part of the DART Service Area.” The 26-mile Cotton Belt Corridor extends between DFW Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano and traverses seven cities: Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano.

DART’s design-builder for the Silver Line project, Archer Western Herzog, will begin field construction along the 26-mile alignment on Nov. 18, 2019. Initial work will consist of two major activities: removal of abandoned rail along the DART Right-of-Way from the Dallas North Tollway in Addison to west of Synergy Park Road in Richardson; and utility relocation along Hillcrest Road from north of McCallum Boulevard to south of Wester Way.

Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets you around 13 cities with rail, bus, paratransit and rideshare services. Addison residents can jump on the DART bus from the Addison Transit Center, located at 4925 Arapaho Road in Addison.

We are so excited that construction on DART’s Silver Line has officially begun! We can’t wait to see what kind of growth it brings the Town of Addison.

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