San Francisco <--> San Jose Local Advocacy Team Page

Welcome to the Local Advocacy Team page of the San Francisco-San Jose section of the planned high speed rail route!

We kicked off our first local meeting on May 6.  The turnout was so good we had to move to a bigger conference room.  CA4HSR thanks all who showed up, contributed information, ideas and expressed willingness to write your representatives.  Stay tuned for our next meeting date!

About the San Francisco <–> San Jose section:

The San Francisco <–-> San Jose section will serve both high-speed rail and the Caltrain commuter rail system. Trains will cover the 48 miles from San Jose’s Diridon Station to San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal in approximately 30 minutes.

This section is planned to include two intermediate stations; one in the city of Milbrae and another in either the city of Mountain View or Redwood City or Palo Alto. San Jose Diridon Station will include connections to such services as Amtrak, Caltrain, the Altamont Corridor Express, and VTA Light Rail. Currently, Caltrain service terminates at San Francisco’s 4th and King Street station. With the development of the new Transbay Transit Center, a tunnel will be built from the current terminus at 4th and King to allow access for electrified Caltrain equipment and future high-speed rail service.

Construction of the Transbay Transit Center is set to begin later this year with initial completion in 2017. High-speed rail service is expected to begin in 2020 with the completion of the first phase from Anaheim.

(Written by Michael Gimbel, with data sourced from CAHSR Authority)