California High Speed Rail

Diridon Station at-grade and stacked alternative looking west from Cahill Plaza, illustration by Mott MacDonald

Meeting Tomorrow for Diridon Station Redevelopment, San Jose

New project details have been revealed ahead of tomorrow’s meeting about expanding the Diridon Station in San Jose. The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s Diridon Joint Policy Advisory Board will review three design options to accommodate increased Caltrain services, integrate High-Speed Rail, and connect to the future BART extension. As expected for an infrastructure project in the Bay Area, the costs are astronomical, ranging from $2.5 billion to $13 billion.

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Fresno Station aerial view, rendering by Foster + Partners

CA High-Speed Rail Authority Reveals Plans for Central Valley Stations

California’s High-Speed Rail Authority has revealed detailed plans for four stations along the Central Valley segment. While High-Speed Rail remains a distant prospect for the Bay Area, construction on the 171-mile portion winding through the San Joaquin Valley shows steady progress. Previous statements by the Governor suggest that work connecting the Bay Area with the central line will not start until after the Central Valley tracks begin operating in the 2030s.

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