Texas Central picks Houston location for high-speed station

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A rendering of the Houston 'Bullet' train station. Photo: Texas Central.
A rendering of the Houston 'Bullet' train station. Photo: Texas Central.

Texas Central has revealed the 45-acre site in Houston on which it hopes to build a high-speed station.

Final designs are pending but the ‘Bullet train’ developers have released maps and conceptual renderings of the multi-level station too.

The preferred site is located at the Northwest Mall near the interchange of Interstate 610 and US 290.

Northwest Mall has been identified as a high-growth area and building the station there would cause minimal environmental and community impact, according to Texas Central.


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Texas Central said that it has already reached an agreement with the owners of the mall.

Once it is constructed, the station will become a train and transit hub with shops, restaurants, entertainment, hotels and apartments.

It will be developed by real estate company Matthews Southwest.

Mayor Sylvester Turner highlighted the history of Houston – which was once known as the place “where 17 railroads meet the sea” – as a major railway hub.

Texas Central chair Drayton McLane Jr. added that the high-speed train, which promises to connect North Texas and Houston – with a stop in Brazos Valley – in 90 minutes, will “fuel a super economy that rivals any in the world.”


Read more: This is what a high-speed ‘Bullet’ train station could look like in Dallas, Texas