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California HSR. Fresno-Bakersfield

California, United States.


The project is included in the California High Speed Rail System (CAHSR) that consists in approximately 1200 km (745 mi) of high-speed rail and will provide intercity travel in California between the major metropolitan centers of Sacramento, San Francisco Bay, Central Valley, Los Ángeles, Inland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego.

The Construction Package 2-3, between Fresno and Bakersfield, currently in design and build stage, consists in nearly 105 km (65.5 mi) of high-speed rail trackway civil infrastructure, designed for a project speed of 400 km/h (250 miles/hour). The railway line goes through California’s Central Valley from Fresno to approximately 1,6 km (0.99 mi) north of Kern County.

The project includes two straddle bents over the existing railway (BNSF) and the viaducts over several water courses: Kings River, Cross Creek, Tule River and Deer Creek.  

Facts of the project
105 km (65.5 mi) of high-speed rail trackway civil infrastructure
Design speed 400 km/h (250 mi/h)
6 viaducts
6 bridges
1 underpass
30 overpasses