California’s high-speed rail network — the first in the U.S. — is now under construction and scheduled to begin serving the Bay Area by 2029.
With trains running at speeds over 200 mph in some sections, the high-speed rail system will carry passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in less than three hours.
Planned Bay Area stations include:
- San Francisco
- San Jose
The California high-speed rail system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.
Development of the California High-Speed Rail system’s Bay Area segment is tied closely to the Caltrain Modernization Program.
- California High Speed Rail Authority
- San Francisco County Transportation Authority
- San Mateo County Transportation Authority
- Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority
- City of San Jose
- City and County of San Francisco
- Transbay Joint Powers Authority
Forecasts prepared in 2014 for the California High-Speed Rail Authority detail the number of travelers expected to board high-speed trains each day in 2029:
- San Francisco – 15,400
- Millbrae — 6,900
- San Jose — 8,200
- Gilroy — 4,500
By 2040, the numbers are expected to grow at all Bay Area stations:
- San Francisco — 19,700
- Millbrae — 8,500
- San Jose — 10,200
- Gilroy — 5,700
In addition to the four planned Bay Area stations, Phase 1 of the California High-Speed Rail system will include stations in:
- Kings County/Tulare County
- Los Angeles