Vision and planning: both playing key roles as the California High-Speed Rail Authority works to develop stations. Our vision is that high-speed rail stations will serve as more than just a train stop, they will transform cities, create community hubs and be iconic of the state. That is why we're calling them "Station Communities". The video below is a conceptual representation of how our Station Communities can grow over time. While this may not be exactly how the stations will look, it does represent our plans for sustainability, functionality and the use of best practices at each of our high-speed rail stops.
The high-speed rail system will consist of up to 24 stations when completed, connecting the major population centers in the North and South through California's Central Valley. The Authority has already identified several potential station locations throughout the state; however, final station locations will not be selected until the environmental work has been completed in the project section in which the station is located.
In 2016, the Authority will release a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for detailed station architectural design for the Fresno station, and other design efforts along the Silicon Valley to the Central Valley line that includes future extensions to San Francisco, Merced and Bakersfield.
Proposed Station Locations
Click on a station location below to learn more about the individual station communities
- Los Angeles Union Station
- San Francisco
- San Jose
High-Speed Rail Station Principles and Guidelines
The documents listed below set out principles and guidelines for high-speed rail station area development. Station area development principles include, but are not limited to, the following features: transit-oriented and higher density development; a mix of land uses and housing types; a grid street pattern; compact, pedestrian-oriented design; context-sensitive building design; and limited amounts of vehicular parking priced at market.
Funding Opportunities and Free Technical Assistance
Sustainable Communities, Infill Development and Green Infrastructure
- California Energy Commission – Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings
- California Department of Community Services and Development – Low Income Weatherization/Renewable Energy
- California Department of Food and Agriculture – Agricultural Energy and Operational Efficiency
- Department of Water Resources – Water Energy Efficiency
Brownfields, Infill Development, Job Training
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- San Jose