With the design reaching 5%,DART has commenced another round of community presentations.
Potential track layouts and station designs presented along with the other EIS staple of information.
I wish I knew how to link directly to the various slides of a presentation, but lacking that ability here’s a link to one of them...
https://www.dart.org/ShareRoot/about/ex ... 1sep17.pdf
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Some information gathered from the presentation.
EIS will clear a full double track corridor, but they will be building mostly a single track line initially.
Station platforms will be 350 feet in length, compared to TexRail’s 300 feet platforms.
That extra 50 feet will allow a Stadler Flirt 5 car DMU vs TexRail’s 4 cat DMU.
The station drawings show both a 4 car and 5 car Flirt at them. Not sure which they will buy initially.
DART refers to the Stadler Flirt DMU as a Regional Rail Vehicle. It will be the preferred train.
Price tag for all the construction at this point in the design is around $1 Billion.
They have heard the complaints about there being too many stations in North Dallas, but the EIS will study and clear all of them. The decisions on which to eventually build will be determined later in the process.
10% design should be completed by end of spring next year, at which point further design work will be included in a design build RFP, assuming money to build the line becomes available.
If you have more questions, read the pdf because that’s the latest news available...