Commuter Rail in San Joaquin County
The Amtrak San Joaquin Routes
The California High-Speed Rail (HSR) system is currently under construction. California voters approved the HSR in 2008 under Proposition 1A. The route will span 800+ miles; Phase 1 will extend from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and the yet-unfinanced Phase 2 will connect San Diego to Sacramento. The fully electric train will carry passengers from San Jose to Los Angeles in 2 hours 10 minutes.
Some of the Latest High Speed Rail Construction
The first stage of construction is centered in the Central Valley between Madera and Fresno. There, the necessary grade separations, overpasses, and track viaducts are under construction. Highway 99 will also be realigned in Central Fresno.
Here is construction on the HSR viaduct overpass over Road 27 in Madera County. (Photo courtesy BuildHSR.com).