Texas Central Chooses Equipment Design Contractor

Texas Central has chosen Mass. Electric Company to design a construction contract to build the equipment that will be used in its high-speed train between Houston and Dallas.

In a news release, Texas Central said ECI will define the scope, execution plan, schedule and price for the future construction contract, which is expected to be signed later this year.

TC said construction of the high-speed line is expected to begin in 2020.

The news release said that Kiewit Corporation, a subsidiary of ECI will focus on installing the core system and critical safety elements including necessary power, signaling and communications equipment.

The core system that will be installed by Mass. Electric is a key component of the Central Japan Railway’s N700S Shinkansen technology that will be used by Texas Central.

Under a core systems installation agreement, ECI would install the systems that supply and distribute electrical power for running the train and related equipment, signaling and control of the trains, and communications, to ensure the trains, the track and operators all communicate with one another and with network operations.

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