Background Project Information

Maps Prepared by CHSRA

High Speed Rail Map

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) Project is a high-speed rail system approved by voters in 2008. The estimated $64 billion project will initially connect from San Francisco to Los Angeles at speeds up to 200 miles an hour.

In 2012, the CHSRA Board of Directors designated two alignments through Santa Clarita. In 2014, the CHSRA Board, in response to a request from the City Council, refined the alignments to be studied eliminating one of the two proposed surface alignments and including an extension of the tunnel under neighborhoods in eastern Santa Clarita. In March 2016, CHSRA staff announced a further realignment of the proposed alignments, significantly altering the routes as they impact Santa Clarita. Please click on the map below to see the alignments that are currently under review. 


New Routes

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In addition to a revised SR 14 route at the eastern edge of Santa Clarita, the California High-Speed Rail Authority is currently looking at two potential alignments within the East Corridor, providing a more direct route between proposed high-speed rail stations in Palmdale and Burbank. The East Corridor alignments propose to tunnel under the Angeles National Forest. The maps to the right, prepared by CHSRA, display the adjusted alignments in relation to the City of Santa Clarita.


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Additional Information

Draft 2016 Business Plan 
February 18, 2016

The California High-Speed Rail Authority’s Business Plan is a policy document used to inform the Legislature, the public, and stakeholders of the project’s implementation, and to assist the Legislature in making policy decisions regarding the project.

Alignment Change letter from High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard
March 15, 2016
This letter was sent from the High-Speed Rail Authority Chairman Dan Richard, to Mayor Bob Kellar, regarding the proposed alignment changes in the Palmdale to Burbank segment.

Response Letter from CHSRA Chairman Dan Richard
March 4, 2016

This is the response letter from Chairman Dan Richard to the North Los Angeles County Communities Protection Coalition letter, sent by Councilmembers Marsha McLean and TimBen Boydston

North Los Angeles County Communities Protection Coalition Letter to Dan Richard

January 11, 2016
Letter from Councilmembers Marsha McLean and TimBen Boydston to Dan Richard, Chairman of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, regarding the North Los Angeles County Communities Protection Coalition meeting that took place November 12, 2015.

Read the Letter To Dan Richard

July 24, 2015
The July 24, 2015 letter from then-Mayor Marsha McLean to the California High-Speed Rail Authority, stating the City Council’s support for fully underground alignments within the Palmdale to Burbank section of the High-Speed Rail Authority Project.

Read the City Council’s Position on the Project

July 14, 2015
On July 14, 2015 the Santa Clarita City Council adopted a position to support fully underground alignments for the Palmdale to Burbank section of the High-Speed Rail Project.

High-Speed Rail in the News

SCV Signal Articles

Rail Plan Criticized in Acton – March 17, 2016

‘Bullet Train’ routes would dodge Santa Clarita – March 15, 2016
Scott Wilk – A rational repurpose – Train or Water – February 19, 2016
Wilk introduces bill to allow voters to cancel High-Speed Rail Project – February 11, 2016
View more High-Speed Rail articles at SCV Signal

KHTS Articles

Revised Routes for High-Speed Rail that would pass Santa Clarita – March 16, 2016
High-Speed Rail Authority Enter into Agreement with Burbank to Plan Station – January 14, 2016
Santa Clarita, California Legislators Call For High-Speed Rail Re-Vote – July 7, 2015
View more High-Speed Rail articles at KHTS

LA Times Articles

Senators share their doubts about bullet train financing – April 4, 2016
Bullet train to potentially change course into Southern California – March 15, 2016
Court rejects key lawsuit against California high-speed rail system
– March 8, 2016
Why do costs fluctuate so wildly for HSR – February 26, 2016
Cost of California bullet train’s Central Valley leg projected to grow by $260 million – February 16, 2016
Special Report $68-billion California bullet train project likely to overshoot budget – October 24, 2015
Funding and subsidies worry potential partners in California’s Bullet train project – October 16, 2015
Bullet Train runs into rising opposition over Southern California routes – June 9, 2015
Ballot Measure that could derail bullet train project is put on hold – March 25, 2015
Estimated cost of key Bullet Train Segment rise to $1 Billion – May 7, 2014
View more High-Speed Rail articles at LA Times