Shiloh Road Station was inspired by the power of nature, education, technology, belief, people and electricity. (Rendering courtesy of DART)
Once the 26-mile Silver Line Corridor opens in 2024, two of its 10 stations will be in Plano. In its September newsletter, Dallas Area Rapid Transit published final drafts for each location.
A team of project engineers, architects, artists and members of neighborhood councils worked together on the design of each station from concept to completion, according to DART.
According to the newsletter, the architectural elements in each team’s area of responsibility included design, color, paving and column classification, site elements, landscaping and site-specific works of art.
An earlier story by Community Impact Newspaper reported that coronavirus-related complications were behind a $ 1.89 billion delay in the completion of the project originally slated for 2022. However, construction work on the Plano stations will continue as planned, said DART spokesman Gordon Shattles.
Below is a breakdown of the Plano station designs and details.
12th Street Station
The inspiration for 12th Street Station, according to the newsletter, is air movement and the future. The design also pays tribute to the area’s industrial past.
The station, which will have sections at street level and elevated, expects 340 daily passengers by 2040. The travel time from DFW Airport to the train station is expected to be 55 minutes and to the train station on Shiloh Road it is expected to be four minutes. according to DART.
According to the newsletter, the station will include connections to Toll Brothers Development, downtown Plano and the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail. The red and orange lines from DART will be connected to the station.
Shiloh Road Railway Station
The inspiration for Shiloh Road Station, according to the newsletter, is the power of nature, education, technology, belief, people and electricity. This is the easternmost station in the Silver Line corridor.
According to DART, the station will serve 690 passengers a day by 2040. The travel time to DFW Airport is estimated at 60 minutes.
The station will also provide pedestrian connections to the employment offices, the Veloweb Hike & Bike Trail and transit connections to DART buses.
Further information on the Silver Line can be found at this link.