The passenger stations for the Texas high-speed train will be located in northwest Houston, just south of Downtown Dallas and in the Roans Prairie area of Grimes County in the Brazos Valley – about equidistant between Bryan/College Station and Huntsville.
The passenger station in Dallas will be located in the Cedars Neighborhood, an area south of Interstate 30 from Downtown Dallas. This space is undergoing a remarkable transition from predominately light industrial and manufacturing facilities to a walkable neighborhood featuring repurposed and new-build mixed-use developments. This transition has been fueled in part by the neighborhood’s access to rail transit and the excitement of a future high-speed train station.
The introduction of the high-speed train station to the Cedars will accelerate and enhance the growth of this previously underserved area of Dallas, creating additional opportunities for new residential, office and retail developments. As Dallas’ population continues to soar, this project will attract new residents to the area, encouraging the densification of the Cedars neighborhood and aiding the region’s highway congestion relief efforts.
The station serving downtown Dallas will provide easy interconnection with the North Texas multimodal transportation network including DART light rail.
BRAZOS VALLEY STATION
The Brazos Valley Station in Grimes County will be near Texas 90 and State Highway 30 about equidistant between Bryan/College Station and Huntsville. It would include direct shuttle service to Texas A&M University.
Houston’s passenger station will be located in northwest Houston just outside 610 between Interstate 10/290. This area was recognized by the FRA as the location with the right combination of minimal environmental and community impact. This route allows the train to follow existing rights of way, while providing high-speed train passengers with easy, efficient roadway access and connectivity with planned transit improvements.
To serve the entire Houston market, the station will be located in the area which is surrounded by the Central Business District, the Medical Center, the Galleria, and the Energy Corridor. Studies show the center of the population base in Houston is north and west of the Central Business District.
High-speed train passengers will be able to connect seamlessly with other forms of transportation, whether that be automobile/taxis/ride share or the bus system. The project has ongoing close coordination with Metro and is in discussions with area transportation leaders to ensure the high-speed train works in concert with existing systems in Houston. For example, Metro has its Northwest Transit Center right in this same area.