Tired of driving 4 hours to Houston to visit friends and family? Well the wait for a high-speed rail line to connect the two biggest cities in Texas is coming to an end! The Lane Construction Corporation and the Webuild Group have signed a $15 billion dollar deal to start construction on the high-speed railway.
Texas Central picked Lane Construction due to their experience with ‘end-to-end’ railways in Japan which travel up to 200 miles per hour! The estimated start to finish is about 230 miles – which means a one way trip will take a little under 2 hours and it is estimated that 13 million people will use the trains by 2050.
The big question on everyone’s mind is when can I take my first trip? Long-time Texans have heard about this high-speed rail system for 20 years so there is some hesitation about when it might be completed but estimates show it should be complete within 6 years (2027) and provide more than 1,500 full-time jobs.
|City||Travel Time from Prosper|
|Brazos Valley||90 minutes|
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the rail line be complete?
Construction is estimated to finish in 2026 or 2027.
Will the train make any stops between Prosper and Houston?
The only current planned stop will be in Brazos Valley near Texas A&M but more could be planned in the future.