The Shiloh Road Station was inspired by the power of nature, education, technology, faith, people and electricity. (Rendering courtesy DART)
Once the 26-mile Silver Line corridor debuts in 2024, two of its 10 stations will be located in Plano. 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 tthe completion of the $1.89 billion project, originally scheduled for 2022. However, construction on the Plano stations will continue as planned, DART spokesperson Gordon Shattles said.
Below is a breakdown of Plano station designs and details.
12th Street Station
The inspiration for the 12th Street Station is the movement of air and the future, according to the newsletter. The design also pays tribute to the industrial past of the area.
The station, which will have sections that are at street level and elevated, anticipates 340 daily riders by 2040. The travel time from DFW Airport to the station is a projected 55 minutes, and to the station at Shiloh Road is a projected four minutes, according to DART.
The station will include connections to Toll Brothers Development, downtown Plano and the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail, according to the newsletter. DART’s Red and Orange lines will connect to the station.
Shiloh Road Station
The inspiration for the Shiloh Road Station is the power of nature, education, technology, faith, people and electricity, according to the newsletter. This is the farthest east station in the Silver Line corridor.
The station is projected to service 690 daily riders by 2040, according to DART. The travel time to DFW Airport is estimated at 60 minutes.
The station will also offer pedestrian connections to employment centers, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and transit connections to DART buses.
For more information on the Silver Line, visit this link.