New renderings have shown how a high-speed “Bullet” train station could change the landscape in the city of Dallas, Texas, the United States.
Planners have released the images to give locals an idea of what the futuristic multi-level passenger station will look like once the planned project to bring a 90-minute bullet train along a 240-mile route from Houston to Dallas is complete.
The visualisations show the station on what is currently a largely vacant 60-acre plot south of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre, in Cedars neighbourhood.
Developers Texas Central said that the area is currently undergoing a “remarkable transition” from light industrial and manufacturing facilities to new-build mixed-use developments and that the Bullet train project will be a catalyst for economic growth.
The station will be linked to nearby roadways and other forms of transportation, including the DART light rail system, and include public areas for restaurants, bars, fast food outlets and rental car counters. Final station design is pending.
Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said the Bullet train will help to create a ‘super economy’.
He added: “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.”
Last month, the Federal Railroad Administration identified the train’s preferred route, mostly following transmission lines in a utility corridor between North Texas and Houston, with a stop in Brazos Valley.