If you’ve been over to Zilker Park recently, you may have noticed some big changes in the area of the Zilker Eagle Depot! We’ve added a fresh coat of paint, installed upgraded and ADA accessible pavement and a brand new roof. In addition, interior updates to the building that you may not be able to see from beyond the construction fencing are all finishing up this month.
New rail beds, rail and ties, as well as updated pedestrian crossings, finished up just a few weeks ago, and the train itself – being manufactured in Arizona – will soon make its way to Austin
Official Opening Delayed to Early 2022
With all these exciting developments, there have also been some challenges. Construction, weather, shipping and material production delays have set our original opening day plans back a bit. We can confirm the Zilker Eagle’s official opening day will be in early 2022 and we’ll have an official ticket on-sale date as soon as the train arrives here in Austin.
It is critical that our staff feels confident in our ability to run the train safely and efficiently, and we felt rushing to meet our original opening date might compromise this goal.
We understand this delay is disappointing for many – it is for us too! – but we hope you will join us early next year as we celebrate bringing this historic icon back to Zilker Park.
Stay tuned, and as always, thank you for your continued support! Want the latest news on the Zilker Eagle? Subscribe to our e-newsletter here!
Check out our progress AS OF NOVEMBER 10TH: