Texas Central High-Speed Railway (TCR) is a private, for-profit company, promoting high-speed rail connecting Dallas and Houston in under 90 minutes.
Once high-speed rail is operating between Dallas and Houston, travel between Texas’ two largest metropolitan regions will no longer be a chore—but rather, a productive, relaxing and enjoyable experience on the fastest, safest, most reliable, comfortable and convenient form of intercity travel in the U.S.
In addition to the lifestyle benefits of a sophisticated travel option, high-speed rail will reduce congestion on already strained infrastructure, reduce carbon emissions, create thousands of jobs and most importantly, support and continue to bolster the Texas economy.
The Dallas – Houston corridor is ideal for high-speed rail because it connects the 4th and 5th largest metropolitan areas in the country, at a distance (240 miles) that makes rail travel times faster than auto and competitive with air. The system we are promoting is the N700-I Bullet based on the Tokaido Shinkansen that is currently operating in Japan with more than 50-years of perfect, safe operation and an average annual delay of less than one minute.
Our approach is fundamentally different from the high-speed rail proposals Texans have considered in the past, as well as any effort being pursued in other states – we are a private, market-led effort – meaning no Texan tax dollars will be used to make this train a reality.
Speed. Style. Safety. Convenience. That’s high-speed rail, the Lone Star way.
As proposed, the 240-mile project will be:
- Developed by a private, for-profit corporation
- Designed with station locations driven by consumer demand
- Engineered to limit environmental and landowner impact
- Safe and secure because it is based on a proven system that will meet or exceed strict state and federal regulations on security and safety
- Successful because it will give customers what they want