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Texas Central unveils plans for Dallas train station

Conceptual rendering of the station, which would be built on a largely vacant 60-acre plot in the Cedars neighborhood.
Photo – Texas Central

[Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:40 p.m. CST.]

Texas Central earlier this week unveiled details of its planned bullet-train station in downtown Dallas.

The terminal will be built on a largely vacant 60-acre plot south of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in the Cedars neighborhood. In addition, the station will be near an interchange between Interstates 30 and 35.

The multilevel station would include connections to nearby roadways and Dallas Area Rapid Transit's light-rail system and buses.

The bullet-train station could be a draw for Amazon's new headquarters, said Texas Central Chief Executive Officer Carlos Aguilar in a press release.

"This station will be a magnet for economic activity in an area ripe for development," Aguilar said "It's an amazing way to accelerate transit-oriented development that sets Texas apart from any other state and provides businesses with unparalleled access to workers, suppliers and other critical needs."

Earlier this month, Texas Central unveiled details for a proposed station in Grimes County, Texas, That station would be the only midway stop on the proposed 240-mile Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail line.

The entire line could cost as much as $15 billion to build, The Dallas Morning News reported yesterday.

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