THRILLHO wrote:The old conceptual renderings for the station included a skybridge connection to the Dallas Convention Center DART station. The newer renderings don't show off a view of such a connection but I imagine it would still be the plans.
Moving walkways like in airports would make this a very short hop and a skip.
The Texas Central trains will have 8 cars, each car around 85 feet in length, for a total around 700 feet in length. A normal city block (short side of the rectangle) is 300 feet, so the train length will be over two blocks.
Using Google Earth tool function, from the intersection of Cadiz and Hotel which will be located on the north side of Texas Central's station, DART's convention center station is approximately 2200 feet away and Cedars station is 3200 feet away. Since the train will park south of the designated intersection, you might have to add the full length of the 700 feet train to reach the Convention Center station, likewise you might be able to shorten 700 feet to reach the Cedars station. So DART stations would be either 2200-2700 feet or 2500-3200 feet away. I would state depending upon which end of the train was riding on, that would determine which train station you would walk or ride to. So, it's either 7 to 8 blocks away with the train potentially being one of those blocks. Is asking potential riders to walk a half mile too far?
Will there be battery powered scooters or bikes sharing stations nearby? Will there be free or pay shuttle buses? Somehow, I believe the demand and supply and user costs will determine what will be available.