The Comprehensive Transit Plan
Below is a fact table for the lines [please refer to the Transit System Map above]
Some of the track is still going to be on existing rail line juring the first phase. Only a small portion of the network will travel on existing or "shared" lines.
To better Understand the Speed Zones and the existing track areas I have made a map:
Black - Existing/Shared Rail line
Green - 110-155km/h
Yellow - 156-175km/h
Red - 176-210km/h
The Omaha Plan
Omaha and many of the other cities have audacious task of buying land, creating easements and designing stations. Omaha's stretch of the HSR track will be 90% brand new track and only use a little existing track. This means they will have to create easements and buy land downtown to build a brand new main station.
Here is a picture of the Easements and redevelopment to happen in Omaha; HI RES PIC [LINK]
The Comprehensive Transit Plan [Part #2 ii]
This update will be in a few days... tune in and see the architectural centerpiece that is the Omaha Main Station!!