Dallas high-speed rail passenger station finalized

February 1, 2018 by  

The Cedars neighborhood has been revealed by the developer as the location for the Texas Bullet Train’s Dallas passenger station.

Texas Central, the developer for the train, is investor-owned and is taking neither federal nor state funding for construction or operation. The recently released location, which is close to the I-30 and I-35 interchange, will occupy a 60-acre site.

The area chosen is in the midst of transition into a walkable neighborhood containing mixed-use developments both newly built and repurposed. This area has been used primarily for light manufacturing and industrial facilities.

The Cedars Neighborhood Association president, Phillip Robinson, appears to see the location of the station as being a boon for Cedars. He is quoted as saying:

“The station is sure to help local establishments, continue our organic growth, and support our cultural amenities. We are very excited to be part of such an amazing project.”

Before the station becomes operational, the local businesses will likely wish to consult their local printing company and reevaluate their marketing strategies in light of the extra traffic the neighborhood will receive.

The much anticipated Texas Bullet Train will connect the Lone Star State’s largest cities and approximately 50% of the state’s population. Rail passengers leaving Dallas will only have a 90-minute trip to Houston, which will include a stop at the halfway point in the Brazos Valley.