When LSTAR service begins, where will it go? How fast will I be able to get there? What’s happening now? Here’s the basic information you need about Lone Star Rail District and the LSTAR.
- 75-minute express service from downtown Austin to downtown San Antonio, with stops in San Marcos and New Braunfels.
- Local service from Georgetown to the South Side of San Antonio with stops at all stations in between.
- The LSTAR service will cover close to 120 miles, traveling in the existing Union Pacific right-of-way.
- Up to 32 trains a day, including midday and evening service, seven days a week in each direction for commuters, students and other regional travelers.
- Up to sixteen new stations in convenient locations with ample secure parking, comfortable waiting areas and connections to local transit.
- Modern, safe, clean and comfortable passenger cars; amenities including wireless Internet access.
- Service nearby to college and university campuses in Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin, San Marcos and San Antonio; employment centers such as the Domain and Port San Antonio; and the region’s top tourist and lifestyle destinations.
- Lone Star Rail District is currently conducting engineering, environmental and station area studies; developing financing plans; and pursuing alternatives for freight rail relocation. Once these tasks are completed, we’ll be ready to begin design and construction.
- Lone Star Rail District is an independent public agency based in San Marcos. Its Board includes members from cities, counties, transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and business and community leaders.