It’s been discussed for many years.  Now it would seem high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston has moved a step closer.

According to “Spanish train operator Renfe on Thursday said it had signed a US$6 billion deal with US rail developer Texas Central to design, build and run a high-speed rail line in the United States.”

It is expected to become operational in 2026. More details can also be seen on the following links:

The Dallas-Houston air route is voluminous, with flights operating from two airports in both cities.

It was one for which Dallas-based Southwest evolved its low-cost business model many years before the arrival of carriers like Newark-based People Express, let alone our Ryanair and Easyjet.

And in today’s age this 240 mile link needs a more environmentally form of transportation.

It’s reported that Italian construction and engineering firm Salini Impregilo will be responsible for building the new line.

According to Texas Central “The N700 Supreme rolling stock, the newest generation of Shinkansen high-speed trains, will be used for the project”.