California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

By Chriss Street

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) surprised local communities on Wednesday by proposing a controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale route featuring above-ground tracks.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the proposed 38-mile track alignment will cross the San Gabriel Mountains via a series of at grade sections and five separate tunnels.

The bullet train’s original route, offered in support of the SB 1856 bond measure passed by the California Legislature in 2000, proposed to follow the Interstate 5 Freeway and tunnel under the 4,144 ft-Tejon Pass to link Los Angeles and Bakersfield.

But due to the supposedly much higher cost, the project’s 2016 Business Plan envisioned the routing to take a 45-mile detour inland through Santa Clarita to Palmdale and on to Mojave. CHSRA would then cross the much lower 3,771 ft. Tehachapi Pass and follow California Route 58 to Bakersfield.
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One Response to California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

  1. William Hicks September 22, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    Just asking……how can we still be talking about an alleged “high speed” rail system when we still need road repairs?

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