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Project Timeline

GRAND OPENING

Fall 2021

projects explained

More details on ongoing & upcoming construction

Lou Neff Point Roadwork

A segment of Lou Neff Road will be re-aligned and the electrical service will be modified to accommodate the new train turnaround at Lou Neff Point. Expect road closure during construction.

Estimated Completion:

July – August

Train Tunnel Improvements

Improvements made to address drainage in the train tunnel, provide additional lighting and functional roll-up doors for train storage, as well as provide an exciting new experience at the end of the ride.

Estimated Completion:

July – August

Railway Prep &
Railbed Install

The existing gravel rail base will be removed and restored, and drainage issues will be addressed. All new railroad ties and rail will be installed. Expect detours on the hike and bike trail during this project!

Estimated Completion:

July – September

Construction & Delivery of Train

The Zilker Eagle is currently being built in Arizona and will be delivered this Fall. There are a few projects that must be completed before the train can arrive (e.g. railway prep, railbed installation, etc.), so construction timelines will dictate the exact timing of this phase.

Estimated Completion:

July – October

Train Depot Renovations

Restoration and maintenance of the existing building will address current accessibility issues, as well as lighting, landscaping and functionality in the depot area, so that the train and operations are accessible, comfortable and welcoming to all.

Estimated Completion:

July – September

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