Richardson Gets Silver Line Rail Delivery

The city of Richardson receives a DART Silver Line rail delivery. The city of Richardson receives a DART Silver Line rail delivery.
Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by DART News Release and Inmotion

Media Relations Contact:
Gordon Shattles
Mark A. Ball

The newest shipment of rail for Dallas Area Rapid Transit's (DART) Silver Line project has made its way to Richardson.

The most recent delivery of 50 rail segments was off-loaded Tuesday, Sept. 15, between Renner Road and Custer Parkway, south of President George Bush Turnpike, after arriving by train from Steel Dynamics, Inc. in Columbia City, Ind.

Each 1,500 ft. long segment will become part of the 26-mile Silver Line Regional Rail Project currently under construction between Plano and DFW Airport. The alignment will traverse the cities of Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano. Revenue service is expected to begin in March of 2023.

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Silver Line Regional Rail


  • Construction began in November 2019, and the line is scheduled to open in March 2023.
  • DART and its design-builder are conducting an extensive community engagement effort.
  • Stadler U.S. is building up to eight diesel rail vehicles that meet Tier 4 EPA standards.


Following groundbreaking events in September 2019, design and construction are underway on the Silver Line Regional Rail project along the historic Cotton Belt Corridor. The 26-mile route extends between Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano.

Archer Western Herzog (AWH), a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Herzog Contracting Corp., is DART's design-builder for the project. AWH began field construction in November 2019, removing old rail components and relocating some utilities.

DART, aided by AWH, has deployed an extensive community engagement effort as part of the design-build process. Since March 2019, DART has invited the community to update meetings that cover design progress, project schedule, vehicles, hike-and-bike trails and construction.

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