UK architecture studio Foster + Partners and engineering company Arup designs for a series of stations In California that would serve The high speed Yup.
Foster + Partners And Arup It designed four initial stations to serve the 171-mile (275-kilometer) segment of the California High Speed Rail, a 500-mile (805-kilometer) line under development between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The stations are the first designed for the corridor, which Foster + Partners claims will be “America’s first high-speed rail segment.”
Designs to serve as models for other stations
“California High-Speed Rail is a truly pioneering project with the potential to shape the future of sustainable travel in California and across America,” said Foster + Partners head of studio Stefan Behling.
“Having presented our system-wide vision plan, we are now excited to work with Arup on detailed designs for the first four stations of the network.”
The four stations will be located in the California cities of Merced, Fresno, Tulare and Bakersfield, and will serve as templates for additional stations along the line.
A photo of one station shows an outdoor platform covered in undulating metal construction with engineered perforations to provide shade.
The rail line has been planned by the government in California since the late 1990s, with the plan approved in 2008 by the state legislature.
In February this year, a new project schedule and budget was released. So far, a series of guidelines and bridge structures have already been established.
Stations for the service line across the Central Valley
Foster + Partners and Arup’s stations will cover the line’s stretch of California’s Central Valley, an area between the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Once complete, the track will allow trains to travel at 220 miles per hour (350 kilometers per hour) through the pass, allowing travelers to reach either end in less than three hours.
“Once completed, this segment of high-speed rail will provide much-needed links between the diverse communities that make up California’s Central Valley,” said Arup director John Eddy.
“We are pleased to use our global experience in high-speed rail design to support the California High Speed Rail Authority.”
The first operable line is scheduled for completion between 2030 and 2033.
Other designs for rail segments in the region have also been announced recently. A private company called Brightline is currently operating On a line connecting Southern California to Los Vegas, Nevada.
Elsewhere, Grimshaw recently revealed its design For a high speed railway station that will serve the British HS2 in London.