Texas Central Railway Selects Two Possible Dallas Station Locations

Feb. 9, 2015

Texas Central Railway (TCR) on Feb. 6 announced that it has selected two locations as potential candidate sites for the Dallas high-speed rail station. As part of the federally mandated National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process, TCR identified seven areas as possible station locations in Dallas.  Today’s announcement highlights two of the seven sites as TCR’s preferred locations.

One candidate terminal site is currently undeveloped land located in the South Side on Lamar area and includes the 10 to 20 acres of land TCR estimates is needed for the terminal station, parking and space for future transit oriented development. The second candidate site would extend over Interstate 30 and includes a portion of the first candidate site as well as property next to the Dallas Convention Center.

TCR also confirmed that Texas Central Partners (TCP), an independent development company that will be responsible for the high-speed rail system’s design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance, 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 an award winning, full-service, private real-estate development company that has two decades of experience building various projects.

The location of either of the candidate Dallas high-speed rail stations will allow for future connectivity with the separate, public high-speed rail project currently under active consideration that would connect Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth.

TCR has not yet announced a preferred station location in Houston. The project’s NEPA process is still underway, and a variety of station locations are still under consideration, including an intermediate station serving Bryan/College Station and Huntsville.