Latest High-Speed Rail Plans for Texas Show Slower Speeds

NBC 5 News

The latest plans for high-speed rail service call for slower trains through the Dallas-Fort Worth region and would include a station near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The proposal would bring passengers from downtown Fort Worth to Arlington along the Interstate 30 corridor, then extend near the airport. Service then would proceed to downtown Dallas.

Top speeds would be around 125 mph, well below the 220 mph the trains are capable of traveling. Short distances between stations are one reason for the slower speeds.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the new route would make high-speed rail accessible to more people in North Texas.

The plans are part of a broader effort previously announced by private investors who want to build a 220-mile rail line from Houston to Dallas with no public funding.

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