DALLAS, Texas – DART announces in a news release it will begin construction in Plano at its 12th Street Station on August 26th.
In a news release, DART announces it will begin construction on its 12th Street Station in Plano on August 26th. In doing so, it will suspend service on its Red Line light rail north of CityLine/Bush Station “through the end of scheduled service,” with regular service resuming the next day on August 27th. Third-party shuttle buses will provide transportation for riders between CityLine/Bush Station, Downtown Plano Station, and Parker Road Station.
Once the construction is finished, the 12th Street Station will allow for ease of transfer between DART’s Red and Orange Lines, as well as DART’s future Silver Line. According to the news release, there will be 313 parking places, 5 DART bus bays, and access to a future Cotton Belt Regional Trail.
The future Silver Line will provide passenger rail connections and service for those in the surrounding areas and will operate on the Cotton Belt Corridor and extend between the DFW airport and Shiloh Road in Plano. It will travel along seven cities and the airport: “Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, and Plano.” It will also have 10 stations along the line. It links riders to “major employment, population, and activity centers in the northern part of the DART service area.” The Silver Line will also connect to the Trinity Metro TEXRail line at DFW North station and “provide access to the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) A-Train commuter rail line connecting to Denton County locations, DART’s Green Line, connecting to Dallas Love Field and Downtown Dallas via Downtown Carollton Station, and DART’s Red and Orange Lines at CityLine/Bush Station.”