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Houston to Dallas High-Speed

By 2024, the privately owned Texas Central Partners plans to connect Houston and Dallas via a 90-minute high-speed route.

The drive from Houston to Dallas preently takes approximately four hours during rush hour.

Using an international version of the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet trains that operate between Tokyo and Osaka in Japan, train service in Texas could go as fast as 200 mph.

About the Tokaido Shinkansen Bullet Train

The Tokaido Shinkansen is a high-speed bullet train rail line operated by JR Central between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. Traveling east from Kyoto you can reach Nagoya in 37 minutes and Tokyo in 2 hours and 20 minutes. Traveling west you can reach Shin-Osaka Station in 12 minutes. Beyond Shin-Osaka, the line is extended westward by the Sanyo Shinkansen line, which goes to Kobe, Himeji, Hiroshima and as far as Hakata in Kyushu. This is the fastest and most comfortable route to take if you are traveling between Kyoto and other major cities in Japan. 

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