Station Communities


Vision and planning: both playing key roles as the California High-Speed Rail Authority works to develop stations. Our vision is that high-speed rail stations will serve as more than just a train stop, they will transform cities, create community hubs and be iconic of the state. That is why we're calling them "Station Communities". The video below is a conceptual representation of how our Station Communities can grow over time. While this may not be exactly how the stations will look, it does represent our plans for sustainability, functionality and the use of best practices at each of our high-speed rail stops.

The high-speed rail system will consist of up to 24 stations when completed, connecting the major population centers in the North and South through California's Central Valley. The Authority has already identified several potential station locations throughout the state; however, final station locations will not be selected until the environmental work has been completed in the project section in which the station is located.


Proposed Station Locations

Click on a station location below to learn more about the individual station communities

High-Speed Rail Station Principles and Guidelines


The documents listed below set out principles and guidelines for high-speed rail station area development. Station area development principles include, but are not limited to, the following features: transit-oriented and higher density development; a mix of land uses and housing types; a grid street pattern; compact, pedestrian-oriented design; context-sensitive building design; and limited amounts of vehicular parking priced at market.

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