In 2018, Renfe was selected by Texas Central to become its strategic partner in a private consortium that develops the high-speed rail service between Dallas and Houston (US). Since then, Renfe has provided advisory and consultancy services associated with procurement, final design, execution, construction, testing and commissioning of the future high-speed line.

In July 2021, Renfe and Texas Central signed the contract that officially makes us the project's early operator. After signing this agreement, Renfe will help Texas Central in the design and development of the high-speed service's operational and commercial aspects. This agreement represents a new phase of the project , which gathers top experts of the railway industry from around the world.

The system that Texas Central Railroad proposes to build in Texas will be a replica of Japan's Tokaido Shinkansen high-speed rail system, operated by the Central Japan Railway Company (JRC). Texas Central has chosen a system with 55 years of experience, one of the safest and most advanced in the world, in which more than 400,000 passengers travel every day.

  • This is the first high-speed railway project in the world that is majority owned by a private company. 
  • The service will connect Dallas/Fort Worth with Houston, with an intermediate station in Brazos Valley.
  • The high-speed trains operated by Renfe will cover the 386-km route in less than 90 minutes.
  • All stations will be connected to the network of motorways, public transport systems and ample parking areas.
  • The project will create some 10,000 direct jobs during the construction phase and more than 1,000 permanent direct jobs during the operation phase.