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DART Green Line Light Rail Stations

A fresh, community canvas for art and architecture

Burbank Station

The opening of the DART Green Line represented the largest light rail expansion in the United States and provided 19 diverse passenger stations that create a community canvas for art and architecture. A fresh station design to established an enhanced image and agency identity while allowing the stations to be neighborhood gateways, adaptable to the cultural framework of each community.

Jacobs served as the managing partner of a joint venture which served as the General Engineering Consultant for the DART light rail system expansion, which included two corridors with 28 miles of light rail and 19 stations.

Inside the DART Light Rail Expansion

Fair Park station at night
Fair Park station by day

Achieving the project vision was accomplished through a flexible station framework that allowed adaptation to unique environments through a community driven design process. The architect-lead design team included a station specific artist, landscape designer and community group for each station.

The team worked extensively with the community to adapt each station to the unique context of each neighborhood. The process resulted in innovative stations where art and architecture reflect the ideals, history and culture of each individual station area. Each station has a theme supported by the community’s vision that drives individual design elements providing an interactive means of engaging patrons while waiting on the train.

The stations are executed in a manner that enhances the passengers’ comfort and safety while also capturing the their imagination. The transit system is the largest display of free public art in the United States.