High-Speed Rail Program Fact Sheets

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a statewide rail modernization plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.

About the High-Speed Rail Program

High-Speed Rail in the Central Valley

High-Speed Rail in Southern California

High-Speed Rail Safety

  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority is committed to safety on our trains and surrounding our train lines. You can learn more about the measures we are taking to protect you in our new "Safety Factsheet".

Noise and High-Speed Rail

  • The High-Speed Rail Authority receives a lot of questions about how high-speed train noise compares to traditional trains. You can get answers to that question in our new "Noise and High-Speed Rail Fact Sheet".

Benefits of High-Speed Rail

Connectivity and Bookend Investments

Funding for High-Speed Rail

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Archived Fact Sheets


  • Work on High-Speed Rail is Underway – Work on the nation’’s first high-speed rail system is underway, creating jobs and providing opportunities to small businesses.
  • Construction Package 1: Work is Underway – CP 1 is the first significant construction contract executed on the Initial Operating Section of the statewide high-speed rail system. CP 1 is a 29-mile stretch between Avenue 17 in Madera County to East American Avenue in Fresno County.
  • Construction Package 2-3: Building Out the Central Valley Backbone of High-Speed Rail – Construction Package 2-3 (CP 2-3) represents the continuation of construction on the high-speed rail system south towards Kern County.
  • State Route 99 Realignment Project – Portions of State Route 99 located within the CP 1 contract limits will need to be realigned to accommodate the high-speed rail program between the existing SR 99 and the Union Pacific Railroad. Additionally, the 99 realignment will improve traffic operations, reduce congestion, and enhance traffic safety in the region.
  • High-Speed Rail Funding & Finance – More about high-speed rail’s financial model. (An updated funding and finance fact sheet will be available soon.)