Italian railway company Salini announced that it won the giant high speed train project tender in the USA. This tender of $ 5,9 billion consists of a package that includes the design, construction and maintenance of the high speed line between Houston and Dallas.
386 km long line The design works of the high speed train line between Dallas and Houston started with the signing of the contract. The deal was signed last week with Salini Impregilo and its American partner Lane Construction Cooperation Consortium with Texas Central.
The project, which will reduce the travel time between Houston and Texas to 90 minutes, is expected to contribute $ 25 billion to the economy in 35 years.
High Speed Train will be Operated between Dallas and Houston in 2026
Approximately $ 5,9 million of the $ 311 billion deal was reserved for design. The budget for the operation and maintenance of the line will be around $ 5,6 billion. The line will be operated by the Salini-Lane Consortium from 2026 until 2042.
Design and Maintenance will be provided from Renfe Company
According to the statement made by the representative of the Spanish Ministry of Transport, the state railway company Renfe will support the Consortium on the design, construction, maintenance and operation of this line, the tender of which has been won. The company, which is experienced in fast train operation and maintenance, will continue to maintain the title of the company that operates the longest fast train line in the world with this tender.
Shinkansen Trains are planned to be used
Texas Central, which also said that a tender will be launched for the high-speed trains planned to operate between Houston Dallas, even announced that it is planned to use the sixth generation high-speed trains of the Shinkansen type.