Texas Central, developers of the high-speed passenger train between North Texas and Houston, selected WSP USA to provide engineering support for its project, currently in the pre-construction phase. The 240-mile high-speed rail line will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes.

 


Location

  • Dallas, Texas, USA

Sector

  • Rail and Transit
  • High-Speed Rail
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
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Service

Client

  • Texas Central

Project Status

  • Ongoing


Joining the Team

WSP USA has joined the team that will build a high-speed passenger rail line between Dallas and Houston.

WSP will provide engineering support to Texas Central, developers of the Texas Bullet Train, as the project moves ahead in its pre-construction phase, with a focus on engineering, cost estimating and scheduling.

The multibillion-dollar project is a 240-mile rail line that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes, with a midway stop in the Brazos Valley. The project will benefit an estimated 50,000 commuters who currently travel between Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth more than once a week, as well as others who make the trip on a regular basis.

WSP joins Fluor Enterprises and the Lane Construction Corporation as the team that will perform pre-construction planning for the mega-project expected to provide 10,000 direct jobs each year during construction. WSP has already staffed dozens of full-time personnel on the project to assist Fluor and Lane.

This is a transformational project, and we are proud to be a part of the project team.
Joseph Pulicare President of Transportation & Infrastructure for WSP

Key Numbers

Average Daily Commuters
50,000
miles
240
Travel Time
90 minutes

Traffic Alternative

Under present conditions, traffic between the two metropolitan regions is expected to double by 2035, increasing a trip that takes about 5 hours today to 6.5 hours. The high-speed rail system would provide commuters with an opportunity to avoid those delays, as well as reduce the overall traffic along those corridors.

The Bullet Train would provide departures every 30 minutes during peak hours, and one hour during off-peak hours. Texas Central would deploy a high-speed rail system similar to Central Japan Railway Company’s N700-I Bullet train, which has been in operation for more than a half century. The private investor-owned project is not taking federal or state funding for its construction or operations.

WSP has experience on numerous high-speed rail projects around the world, including the California High-Speed Rail project currently under construction. The firm has also been involved with high-speed rail projects in Taiwan, China, the United Kingdom and the system that will connect Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.