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Dallas Station Location Selection Made for Texas Bullet Train

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The Cedars neighborhood, close to I-35 and I-30, has been finalized as the station location for the Dallas passenger train termed the Texas Bullet Train. Texas Central recently released details identifying that they’ll construct the terminal on a 60-acre lot which is presently majority-vacant, south of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The area is presently undergoing a transition from zoning which is mainly light industrial to a walkable neighborhood and the locale is presently owned by developer Jack Matthews.

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Coming just one month after federal regulators released an environment analysis recognizing the Dallas-to-Houston train as an alleviator to the strain on the existing infrastructure in Texas, this announcement has the Texas Central CEO saying the new station will be “…a magnet for economic activity in an area ripe for development…”  From this new Dallas station, the train will take passengers on a 90-minute trip to Houston, with one midway stop in the Brazos Valley.

The existing station conceptual renderings identify a multi-level station; however, the actual designs are still pending. The intent is for this station to link its customers with nearby forms of transportation, including connections to DART’s light-rail system, bus lines, as well as other transit systems. Developers of the project foresee the Texas Bullet Train connecting the state’s two largest cities as well as half of the population of the Lone Star State as only a benefit.