High Speed Rail
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California’s High Speed Rail, now under construction, will bring Merced within faster reach of Silicon Valley and the rest of Central California.
Estimated completion: 2029
California High Speed Rail
The State of California's high speed passenger rail system will increase mobility between current and future employment centers.
Phase 1 will initially connect Silicon Valley to Bakersfield, with extended services planned to San Francisco and Los Angeles as funding becomes available. Phase II plans extend to Sacramento and San Diego, representing 800 miles of track and 24 stations.
The San Jose to Merced segment, approximately 84 miles, will improve opportunities for collaborative projects between corporate facilities in the expensive Silicon Valley and employees / partners in the lower cost Merced, where there is room to grow.
The Merced Station, sitting adjacent to Highway 99 at the Highway 59/Martin Luther King Jr. Way interchange, will serve Downtown Merced and UC Merced, as well as the entire upper Central Valley.
California High Speed Rail Authority
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Source: California High Speed Rail Authority. (http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Newsroom/Multimedia/maps.html)
SOURCES USED ON THIS PAGE:
California High-Speed Rail Authority, “San Jose to Merced Project Section, Spring 2017" (www.hsr.ca.gov/docs/programs/statewide_rail/proj_sections/SanJose_Merced/SJ_to_Merced_Factsheet.pdf ) (July 2017).
California High-Speed Rail Authority, “San Jose to Merced Timeline” (July 2017).
Build HSR (https://buildhsr.com) (April 2018).