What is being done to limit noise and pollution?
TEXRail trains are not diesel locomotives or heavy rail like the TRE trains. The rail cars to be used on TEXRail are called Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) self-propelled passenger rail cars. These are the same cars used by Denton County Transportation Agency’s A Train.

Studies have shown that this DMU type of train creates 72% less pollution and 75% less noise than a standard locomotive. The TEXRail Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) shows that the sound level for these trains at full throttle is under 75 dBA at 50 feet (equivalent to the sound of a household vacuum cleaner) and below 50 dBA at 100 feet (equivalent to the sound of a normal level conversation). In addition, the railroad bed is being reconstructed and new concrete rail ties installed. This will reduce the sound and vibration coming from the track itself.

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1. What is a quiet zone? Will we have quiet zones in NRH?
2. Where will the NRH stations be located and how many parking spaces will they have?
3. Will overnight parking be allowed at the stations?
4. When will service begin and how many trips will be offered daily?
5. How will TEXRail service impact traffic at crossings in NRH?
6. Why were raised medians installed at railroad crossings?
7. What are the benefits of TEXRail for NRH?
8. What is being done to limit noise and pollution?
9. What type of development is planned around the NRH stations?
10. Will my taxes go up to pay for this service?
11. If my home is near the rail line, will this affect my property values?
12. Won’t the rail stations and surrounding developments bring more people to NRH and thus more traffic?
13. Should we be worried about an increase in crime at and around the rail stations?
14. Some say TEXRail won’t improve traffic congestion. Is this true?
15. How will TEXRail benefit the local economy?
16. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to build more roads?
17. When did planning for TEXRail begin and when were the NRH stations approved?
18. I have additional questions. Where can I get more information?