16,000 feet of new rail delivered in Plano for Silver Line construction

The 200 rail pieces—adding up to 16,000 feet of rail—were delivered east of Shiloh Road and unloaded near existing tracks, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
The 200 rail pieces—adding up to 16,000 feet of rail—were delivered east of Shiloh Road and unloaded near existing tracks, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

The 200 rail pieces—adding up to 16,000 feet of rail—were delivered east of Shiloh Road and unloaded near existing tracks, according to a Dec. 18 DART release. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

New rail for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit Silver Line project arrived in Plano on Dec. 18.

The 200 rail pieces–adding up to 16,000 feet of rail—were delivered east of Shiloh Road and unloaded near existing tracks, according to a Dec. 18 DART release.


The 26-mile Silver Line project celebrated its first concrete pour and start of construction Dec. 16 in Dallas. The line aims to connect seven cities and four counties in the North Dallas area, including the city of Plano, and is expected to be in service by March 2023.

The $1.266 billion project includes the construction of 10 new rail stations, including one in Plano and an update to the 12th Street station.

A previous rail delivery of 1,600 feet of rail took place Sept. 18 between North Avenue and Jupiter Road in Plano.