Texas Central Railway has selected two potential Dallas station locations for a high-speed rail line that would connect to Houston.
As part of the federally mandated National Environmental Protection Act process, seven areas were identified as possible station locations before officials selected two.
One potential terminal site would occupy currently undeveloped land on the city’s South Side in the Lamar area and include 10 to 20 acres of land that Texas Central Railway estimates is needed for the terminal station, parking and space for future transit-oriented development.
The second potential site would extend over Interstate 30 and include part of the first potential site, as well as property next to the Dallas Convention Center.
Texas Central Railway also confirmed that Texas Central Partners has reached an agreement with Matthews Southwest to serve as the development partner of the Dallas high-speed rail station and surrounding areas for transit-oriented development.
Matthews Southwest, led by Dallas-area real estate developer Jack Matthews, is a private real-estate development company.
The location of either potential rail station would allow for future connectivity with the separate, public high-speed rail project currently under consideration that would connect Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, according to Texas Central Railway officials.
Texas Central Railway has not yet announced a preferred station location in Houston. The project’s National Environmental Protection Act process is still underway, and a variety of station locations are still under consideration, including an intermediate station serving Bryan-College Station and Huntsville.