Brightline West - Cajon Pass High-Speed Rail Project
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Brightline West, the Project Sponsor, proposes to construct and operate the Cajon Pass High-Speed Rail Project (Project), a 49-mile train system capable of reaching a top speed of approximately 140 miles per hour (mph) between Victor Valley, California, and Rancho Cucamonga, California. The Project includes two railway stations—one in Hesperia, and one in Rancho Cucamonga. The station in Victor Valley was approved as part of a separate project that was evaluated in the DesertXpress Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS; FRA 2011).
Brightline West proposes to construct and operate the Project within the I-15 right-of-way for 48 miles and on existing transportation corridors for the last mile into the proposed Rancho Cucamonga station. The Project will be powered by overhead electric catenary and require construction of one new traction power substation in the Hesperia area. The maintenance facility that was approved with the Brightline West Victor Valley High-Speed Rail (HSR) Passenger Project will provide the primary maintenance functions (Final EIS; FRA 2011). Additional layover tracks are anticipated at the Rancho Cucamonga station, which could include light maintenance capability, such as interior cleaning and daily inspection.
Trains are expected to operate daily on 60-minute headways between Victor Valley and Rancho Cucamonga. The trip between Victor Valley and Rancho Cucamonga will be approximately 35 minutes. Service will be coordinated with existing and planned Metrolink service at the Rancho Cucamonga station to provide a convenient connection between the HSR and commuter rail systems.
Brightline West will construct and operate the Project under a lease agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the use of the I-15 right-of-way and the station at Hesperia. Brightline West will secure additional agreements for Right-of-Way Use; Design & Construction Oversight and Reimbursement; and Operations & Maintenance, as necessary, including agreements with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) for land rights, construction, operations, and maintenance for the last mile of the Project from I-15 to Rancho Cucamonga station.
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