The mini train arrived at Zilker Park, but there’s a lot that needs to happen before we officially open. Learn more here!

Project Timeline

GRAND OPENING

Coming Soon

Our Progress

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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:

COMPLETED

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: 

COMPLETED

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: 

COMPLETED

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: 

COMPLETED

Train Prep & Testing

There are adjustments that must be made before the train can run on the new rail (e.g. rail height, railway switches, loading dock, etc.). Construction timelines will dictate the exact timing of this phase. We also want to leave ample time for safety and efficiency testing.

Estimated Completion: 

JANUARY – ONGOING

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