Private company Texas Central High-speed Railway (TCR) is looking to bring high speed rail to the Lone Star state with the assistance of the Japanese company responsible for constructing the world-renowned Shinkansen train system.

TCR plans to build a near 400-kilometre high speed rail line between between Dallas and Houston, using Central Japan Railway Co.’s N700-I series of shinkansen trains. The trains, which are capable of achieving speeds of up to 322 kilometres per hour, would reduce travel time between the two cities to just…