Royal Lane Station is located near the Asian Trade District, home to 21 shopping centers and more than 300 specialty shops. Multi-Asian culture has defined the area, with a blend of influences. It is a trading hub unlike any other in DFW.
The station design pays tribute to society’s connection to trade as a cyclical resource, emphasizing the inter-reliance between Asian and American culture as a means of growth and progress. The station is an example of the interdependence of man, trade and transportation. It is also intended to be a gateway of east to west.
The paving on the concourse and platform is reddish brown to symbolize the earth. The concourse also features a long multicolored stripe made up of red, yellow, blue and green tiles, a nod to the area’s Asian heritage. In the center of the pavement, riders should note the Wan Ja shaped band, traditionally considered a good luck symbol in Asia. A colorful medallion along the walkway, made of terrazzo, symbolizes the growth of life.
The medallion is greenish-blue, and these colors represent heaven and hope. The roof color matches the color used on the medallion.
The station columns, some yellow and some red-brown, all have Lotus flowers emblazoned on them. The flowers are made of a buff-colored cast concrete and symbolize prosperity and fruitfulness.
Windscreens showcase colorful artwork by station artists Hyun-Ju Chu and Chong Keun Chu. Landscaping at the station is designed to provide year-round seasonal color variations and visual interest along pedestrian paths and surrounding the circular plaza.