Due to the large scope of the project - the largest public infrastructure project in the nation - the environmental review is being conducted in two parts: at the statewide level followed by a more specific project-level review of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.
The San Francisco to San Jose section of the 800-mile system is 50 miles long. Starting in downtown San Francisco, the study area travels south through the San Mateo Peninsula and into Silicon Valley, where it connects with the San Jose to Merced section at San Jose's Diridon Train Station. Stations are planned for San Francisco, Millbrae and San Jose. There is also potential for a midline station in Redwood City, Palo Alto or Mountain View.
The high-speed train project is expected to generate 105,000 construction-related jobs in this section over the life of the construction. Once operating, projections estimate 24,000 boardings daily in San Francisco and about 7,600 in San Jose, with travel time from San Francisco to San Jose estimated at 35 minutes.
Use the Proposed Route Map to view different alignments being considered for each section.
The San Francisco to San Jose Section team is currently preparing the Draft EIR/EIS for projected release and public comment in fall 2012.
San Francisco to San Jose
The San Francisco to San Jose section is currently in Stage 3, Planning: Draft EIR/EIS.Learn more about the stages of the project.
San Jose - Merced