Texas Central named Renfe and Adif as strategic partners for the development, construction, exploitation, operation and maintenance of the future high-speed line linking Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth.
Renfe, in partnership with Adif, was chosen after a highly competitive review of global rail operating companies. It will provide technical advice on the design and construction of the Texas high-speed train and assist in the further development of Texas Central’s operation and maintenance plans, preparing the railroad for passenger service. The operator will run the trains, maintain system components, such as the engines, signals and other equipment, oversee ticketing, passenger loyalty programs and other services.
“Both Renfe Operadora and Adif have accumulated years and miles of high-speed railway development with professional teams, extensive experience and specialized knowledge. We are committed to the success of Texas Central in improving the mobility of Texans and others in the U.S.,” Isaías Táboas, president of Renfe said.
“After an intense review of the world’s best rail operators, we were proud to select Renfe as the operator for the Texas Central Railroad. Having the operator, the design build and technology teams all on board and able to collaborate will ensure all aspects of the rail are integrated and efficient,” Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar said.
The high-speed line will have a length of 386 km with Dallas/Fort Worth, the Brazos Valley and Houston stations. The total travel time is estimated at less than 90 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes during peak periods each day.