DART advances Silver Line Regional Rail Project, maintains DART Rail catenary

DART advances Silver Line Regional Rail Project, maintains DART Rail catenary Image credit: DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has announced service changes for April 18 and 19 to set beams for a new rail bridge that will be used as part of the DART Silver Line Regional Rail Project. Once the beams are placed, Archer Western Herzog (AWH), DART’s design-build contractor will restore Coit Road to four lanes of traffic with two north- and two south-bound lanes.

The DART Silver Line is a 26-mile commuter rail that traverses seven North Texas cities (Grapevine, Coppell, Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson, Plano) between DFW Airport and Shiloh Road in Plano. The regional rail alignment crosses three counties (Collin, Dallas, Tarrant). Revenue service is scheduled to begin in late 2025 to early-2026.

In addition, DART will reduce weekend rail service in the Central Business District during the weekends of May 3-6 and May 10-13 to conduct maintenance on DART Rail’s high-voltage power source—or catenary—via a process known as “re-tensioning.” This repair work is scheduled to take place on consecutive weekends, in 54-hour shifts, allowing one track to remain open between 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and 3 a.m. on Monday, May 6, and again on Friday, May 10, until Monday, May 13.

Source: DART