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Now is the time to voice opinion on HSR


Texas Central Railway hopes to construct a high-speed rail line that would connect Dallas and Houston. The railroad boasts that they will use Japanese N700 Series Shinkansen electric trains to complete the 240-mile journey in around 90 minutes. The next meeting is right here in our backyard. Whether for or against the proposal, now is the time to voice concerns or show support for the project. The company touts that the 200-mph train will consist of eight train cars with a 400 person seating capacity. The cars will run each way every 30 minutes during peak periods, and every hour for non-peak periods. Some see it has a huge technological advancement in how we will be able to travel throughout the state, while others feel it is nothing more than encroachment on farmland that has been in families for generations in Ellis County. Others feel that it is pointless to have it run through Ellis County when the train itself would not even make stops to drop off or pick up passengers. Along the route, Texas Central has proposed one stop outside of Texas A&M University but doesn’t plan to have any other stations outside of the Dallas/Houston metros. Read this story and more in your Weekend edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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