High Speed Rail will construct a 520-mile high speed train system connecting the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, the Central Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Construction began in 2015, and plans for the rail line in San José are currently being evaluated by the California High Speed Rail Authority, which oversees this project.
High Speed Rail in San José
- High speed trains will travel on 21 miles of track through San José.
- Multiple alignment options and designs have been proposed and are currently being evaluated.
- In response to residents’ concerns about noise, roadway constraints, and visual impacts, San José is developing its own “City-Generated Option” that incorporates a mix of at-grade, viaduct, and underground tunnel sections south of Diridon Station.
- After environmental review, the Rail Authority will develop detailed designs with input from the City of San José, residents, and local businesses.
- According to the High Speed Rail Authority’s Draft Business Plan, service through San José is scheduled to begin in 2029.
- Detailed project information, notices of community meetings, videos, and interactive maps can be found at https://buildhsr.com/.
- For additional questions, or to be added to the project’s email update list, email Morgan.Galli@hsr.ca.gov.
- May 2 Community Working Group Meeting Presentation
- Diridon Station Underground Feasibility Report with Cover Letter
- June 23, 2020: City of San José Comments on the San José to Merced Project Section Draft EIR/EIS
- Attachment B - Conceptual Designs and Construction Phasing
- Attachment C - Previous City of San José Letters to California High Speed Rail Authority
- Attachment D - Previous Letter to California High Speed Rail Authority (Monterey Corridor)
- Attachment E - City of San José Comments on Preliminary Engineering for Project Definition
- Attachment F - Information Memoranda to San José City Council