Bullet Train – How We Could One Day Have A 15 Minute Commute from Austin To San Antonio

Posted by Kent Redding on Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 at 5:35pm

Japan's famous bullet train

 

AUSTIN, TX – This week it was announced that research is now underway regarding the possibility of building a bullet train from San Antonio to Austin Texas.

If this project does get developed it will be HUGE since you could have the ability to travel between both cities within 15 minutes because, the bullet train would travel at speeds of 600 miles an hour, and best of all travel on the bullet train would be affordable and cost you only about $10 or less per ride.

First of Its Kind in Texas

Bullet trains are nothing new in the world, Japan has had one for decades and other states in the USA have been talking about developing their own bullet trains. It’s looking like now is the right time for Texas to have its own bullet train since not only would the bullet train be a huge draw for people who are thinking about visiting Texas, it would also open up a world of possibilities for people who are interested in commuting between Austin and San Antonio but don’t want to spend up to 2 hours driving between both cities. 

Project Is Still Under Development

Although there is excitement about the possibility of a bullet train between Austin and San Antonio one thing is for certain, getting this project going is going to take some time since the technology for the bullet train is still under development and is currently being tested in Mississippi. An actual set route hasn’t been determined for the bullet train either so it could be up to 10 years before they decide on the track location and start breaking ground.

How the Bullet Train Could Work

If you Google the bullet train in Japan it’s easy to get excited about what a similar bullet train could bring to Texas especially when you consider that this train could have the ability to transport up to 12,000 people each hour between San Antonio and Austin for less $10 ticket cost.

The bullet train will start out at speeds topping 300 miles per hour, slowly working its way up to 600 miles per hour and the developers have said that they might even add a stop midway in San Marcos too. Commuters are excited and looking forward to the day when this train could become a reality and eliminate their need to make the long commutes between Austin and San Antonio while helping the environment at the same time since there will be fewer vehicles on the road.

Learn More about Austin

To learn more about life in Austin Texas, or to view homes for sale, contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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