Collin County has recently become a member county of
the Northeast Texas Rural Rail District (NETEX). For more information regarding
NETEX, please visit the
Black Lands Railroad: Northeast Texas Rural Rail District web page.
NETEX is considering reestablishing the rail that was abandoned and removed
in Collin County and parts of Hunt County in early 1990s. A study is currently
being conducted by Texas A&M - Commerce to determine the feasibility
of replacing the rail and its economic impact to the Northeast Texas region.
In conjunction with NETEX and Texas A&M - Commerce, Collin County
has participated in four data acquisition and mapping projects that are
part of the feasibility study.
NETEX Study Area
The following map identifies the NETEX study area. This
will be the area of focus for economic impact of the NETEX Rural Rail
NETEX Study Area
NETEX Adjacent Owners & Right-Of-Way Obstructions Project
The purpose of this project was to identify all of the property owners
adjacent to the abandoned NETEX Right-Of-Way. Collin & Hunt Central
Appraisal District data was acquired to perform the following analysis.
The maps illustrates all of the owners in there respective counties along
the abandoned portion of the NETEX Rural Rail System and an overview of
the abandoned portion the NETEX Rural Rail System. There were three obstructions
identified in this project.
Right-Of-Way: Abandoned Rail
Right-Of-Way: Adjacent Owners
NETEX Rural Rail System & the Fourth Congressional District of
The following map overlays the NETEX Rural Rail System
over U.S. Representative Ralph Hall's district. NETEX & Texas A&M
- Commerce wanted to verify that the entire NETEX Rural Rail System is
completely contained within the Fourth Congressional District of Texas.
Rail System: Fourth Congressional District
NETEX Right-Of-Way from Lavon, TX to Wylie, TX
The NETEX Right-Of-Way section between the cities of Lavon and Wylie
involves federal lands, wetlands, county roads and the Kansas City Southern
Classification Yard. The following maps represent the western terminus
of the NETEX Rural Rail System.
Right-Of-Way: Lavon to Wylie
Right-Of-Way: Lavon Area
Right-Of-Way: Wylie Area
Collin County Intermodal Facility
Collin County Intermodal Hub Study