Video released to show construction on California high-speed rail project

Posted: 17 July 2019 | | No comments yet

The California High-Speed Rail Authority has released a new construction video showcasing the progress along the first 119 miles of high-speed rail infrastructure in Central Valley.

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Credit: California High-Speed Rail Authority

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) is responsible for planning, designing, building and operation of the first high-speed rail system in the nation. California high-speed rail will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands.

The Authority’s July 2019 Construction Update video (seen below) shows progress at several key points along the high-speed rail infrastructure, including construction of the box that will allow high-speed trains to pass below State Route 180, building of the twin arches on the San Joaquin River Viaduct soon to serve as the northern gateway into Fresno, and preparatory work of the Cedar Viaduct that will go over State Route 99.

By 2029, the network will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200mph. The network will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totalling 800 miles with up to 24 stations. In addition, the Authority is working with regional partners to implement a state-wide rail modernisation plan that will invest billions of dollars in local and regional rail lines to meet the state’s 21st century transportation needs.