High Speed Rail

The High Speed Rail (HSR) through San Martin has been under discussion for several years starting with a few possible routes and now leading to a potential chosen alternative.    This route will run close to the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) and will result in some changes to the local road system.

In particular, in the center of San Martin and where San Martin Avenue, Middle Avenue, Church Avenue and Masten Avenue would cross the HSR/UPRR alignments. In addition, in order to maintain speeds of up to 185 miles per hour through San Martin, the Monterey Road/UPRR corridor would need to be realigned to the west of their present alignments. This could affect property on the west side of Monterey Road from either north of Roosevelt Avenue or north of Chester Avenue all the way north up towards Middle Avenue. The impacts would vary depending upon whether the HSR is elevated, at grade, modified at grade or trenched along the potential alignments through San Martin.

The proposed route can be seen at http://www.hsr.ca.gov/Programs/Statewide_Rail_Modernization/Project_Sections/sanjose_merced.html.

Then go to Community Meetings then Community Open House Meetings – April/May 2017

Then click on one of the following

Latest information – see http://www.sanmartinneighbor.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/high_speed_rail.pdf report by Santa Clara County.
This was discussed at the SMNA Annual meeting on the 20th July