The Kings/Tulare high-speed rail station will be located near the intersection of State Route (SR) 198 and SR 43 just east of the Hanford city limits and about 20 miles west of the City of Visalia. The station will be a regional hub serving Kings and Tulare counties and will provide connections to neighboring communities.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is working with regional and local partners to discuss a vision for the Kings/Tulare Station, including convenient transit, bicycle, and pedestrian connections between the station and surrounding communities. Key regional connections include transit service between Visalia and other communities in Kings and Tulare counties. The long-term vision includes Cross Valley Corridor rail service within the San Joaquin Valley railroad right-of-way to connect communities along the corridor to high-speed rail service with an at-grade station perpendicular to the Kings/Tulare Station.

The Kings/Tulare Station will be on a viaduct that is currently under construction.


Project Section

This station community is part of the Fresno to Bakersfield Project Section.


The Kings/Tulare Station will be near the intersection of SR 198 and SR 43 just east of the Hanford city limits and about 20 miles west of the City of Visalia.

Operating Phase

The Kings/Tulare Station will be part of the initial Central Valley operating service. In 2020, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), the Authority, and the San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority (SJJPA) for cooperation and coordination in the development of an interim service plan.


In April 2022, the Authority’s Board of Directors approved moving forward with the release of a Request for Qualification for Design Services for the four Central Valley stations – Merced, Fresno, Kings/Tulare, and Bakersfield. Station design should start later in 2022.


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Screenshot of animated video describing station community concepts.

This video is a conceptual representation of how a Station Community could can grow over time, and is not intended to depict how the actual stations will look. The concept represents plans for sustainability, functionality, and the use of best practices at each of the high-speed rail stops.

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