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Developer Texas Central Partners is the company behind the proposed bullet train that would transport passengers between two of the largest metropolitan areas in the state in less than 90 minutes.
Recently, the project has come under fire as a judge in Leon County ruled that Texas Central does not have the authority as a railroad to force landowners to sell or provide land for the rail line. However, the company still plans to move forward with the 240-mile project that could take up to five years to complete at cost of $12 billion. Texas Central also will appeal the recent court decision.
The bullet train would be modeled after Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed train system because of its safety and efficiency track record. Texas Central has said that the train's two-track system will not share tracks with freight lines. Trains would travel at 200 miles per hour on the high-speed line between 10 counties with trains departing every 30 minutes.
This article first appeared on www.roadsbridges.com
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