DART releases final designs for Silver Line stations in Richardson

The UT Dallas station will include connections to The University of Texas at Dallas campus, apartments, restaurants, future developments, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and DART buses, according to DART. (Rendering courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
The UT Dallas station will include connections to The University of Texas at Dallas campus, apartments, restaurants, future developments, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and DART buses, according to DART. (Rendering courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

The UT Dallas station will include connections to The University of Texas at Dallas campus, apartments, restaurants, future developments, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and DART buses, according to DART. (Rendering courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)

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DART anticipates the UT Dallas station to service 1,205 daily riders by 2040. (Rendering courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
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The design of the UT Dallas station, located just north of campus, pays tribute to the university, according to the newsletter. (Rendering courtesy DART)
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The station is projected to service 1,204 daily riders by 2040, according to DART. (Rendering courtesy DART)
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The station is projected to service 1,204 daily riders by 2040, according to DART. (Rendering courtesy DART)
Once the 26-mile Silver Line corridor debuts in 2024, two of its 10 stations will be located in Richardson. In its September newsletter, Dallas Area Rapid Transit released final designs for each location.

A team of project engineers, architects, artists and members of neighborhood advisory committees collaborated on each station’s design from concept to completion, according to DART.

Architectural elements under each team’s purview included design, color, paving and column classing, site elements, landscaping and site-specific artwork, according to the newsletter.

A previous story by Community Impact Newspaper reported that coronavirus-related complications are behind a delay in the completion of the $1.89 billion project, originally scheduled for 2022. However, construction on the Richardson stations will continue as planned, DART spokesperson Gordon Shattles said.

Below is a breakdown of Richardson station designs and details.


UT Dallas Station

The design of The University of Texas at Dallas station, located just north of campus, pays tribute to the university, according to the newsletter.

DART anticipates the station to service 1,205 daily riders by 2040. Travel time from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to the station is a projected 44 minutes, and to the station at Shiloh Road in Plano is a projected 15 minutes, according to DART.

The station will include connections to the UT Dallas campus, apartments, restaurants, future developments, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and DART buses, according to the newsletter.

CityLine/Bush Station

The theme for this station is convergence and connectivity, according to the newsletter. Because this station will sit alongside the existing Red/Orange lines, commuters will be able to go in multiple directions, according to DART.

The station is projected to service 1,204 daily riders by 2040, according to DART. Travel time to DFW Airport is estimated at 51 minutes, and to the station at Shiloh Road in Plano is a projected eight minutes, according to DART.

The existing station at this location already offers more than 1,900 parking spaces, access to CityLine and the Veloweb, and connections to DART buses.

For more information on the Silver Line, visit this link.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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