Renfe will work together with Texas Central on the design and development of the operational and commercial aspects of the high-speed project. Renfe has provided advisory and consulting services to Texas Central since the end of 2018 in the supply, final design, execution, construction, testing and commissioning of the future high-speed line.
This agreement comes after Texas Central has announced the incorporation of the multinational Webuild to lead the consortium that will build the infrastructure. The system that Texas Central Railroad proposes to build in Texas will replicate Japan's Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail system, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JRC).
The high-speed train between Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth, the first in the United States, will connect these two cities, 386 kilometres (240 miles) apart, in less than 90 minutes. In addition to the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston stations, it will have an intermediate station in Brazos Valley. All stations will be connected to the motorway network and public transport systems, and will have large parking areas.