The high-speed rail station in Bakersfield will be located near the intersection of State Route (SR) 204 – also known as Golden State Avenue – and F Street. The station site is bounded by SR 204 to the west, the Stine Canal to the north, the Union Pacific Railroad tracks to the east, and Chester Avenue to the north.

As part of the planning process for a future high-speed rail station, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) and the City of Bakersfield developed the Downtown Bakersfield High-Speed Rail Station Area Plan. This vision plan offers best practices that will lay the groundwork for continued revitalization efforts and guide future development of downtown Bakersfield. The Station Area Plan provides a blueprint for development, highlighting key investments in downtown and in the public realm and visualizing them with urban design graphics.


Project Section

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


The Bakersfield Station is located at the intersection of Golden State Avenue and F Street.

Operating Phase

The Bakersfield Station will be part of the initial Central Valley operating service. It will act as the southern terminal of the system until the extension to the Los Angeles area is completed. 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.

Nearby Vicinity Connecting Partners


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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