The trail's life started when the Union Pacific Railroad, which had purchased the Katy, gave the surrendered lines to the city in 1993. The train tracks that are presently the area of the Katy Trail framed the real east-bound course through Dallas of the previous Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, which shut down this portion of its system in the late 1980s. The stations, which had served Dallas inhabitants on their excursions east for such huge numbers of years, were torn down, however the tracks remained. In the mid 1980s The Katy was at first considered for DART's Red and Blue lines toward the Northeast, however the present course underneath Central Expressway was picked.
By the mid 1990s, Dallas occupants, agents, and city and district authorities proposed reestablishing the greenbelt along the railroad course and making a urban park as a component of the national Rails-to-Trails Conservancy program, built up in 1986 and situated in Washington, D.C.
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