Madera Station Relocation Project

Madera Station Relocation Project

Project Overview

The Madera HSR Station Project is being implemented in three phases:

    • Phase 1: Relocated Madera San Joaquins Station
    • Phase 2: Madera HSR Station for Early Operating Segment (EOS)
    • Phase 3: Full-Build Madera HSR Station

Phase 1 (Relocated Madera San Joaquins Station) - Final design is nearly completed, the right-of-way needed has been secured, construction is expected to begin early 2024, and the Relocated San Joaquins Madera Station along Avenue 12 is expected to be operational by mid-2025.

Phase 2 (Madera HSR Station for Early Operating Segment (EOS) - Madera HSR implements the improvements needed for the Madera HSR Station to be served as part of HSR Early Operating Segment (EOS) between Merced and Bakersfield. Phase 2 is critical for Madera County since the SJJPA will be terminating the San Joaquins service at Merced once the HSR EOS is operating between Merced and Bakersfield. SJJPA is expected to be the Operating Agency for the HSR EOS.

Phase 3 (Madera HSR Station Full-Build Project) - Will enable the high-speed rail (HSR) station in Madera to accommodate expanded HSR operations beyond the Merced-Bakersfield California HSR EOS, to the “Valley to Valley” service to the Bay Area.  This culminating phase will better connect HSR service and intercity railroad services to economic and educational centers in Madera County. The SJJPA has now released the Notice of Preparation (NOP) for Phase 3 to initial the formal environmental review process, with comments due by 5:00 pm on January 5, 2024.  A draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Phase 3 is currently expected to be released to the public in early 2025.

For project documents of each phase of the Madera HSR Station, please see the tabs below:

Key Milestones and Timeline
Madera Station Timeline - revised - v11
Environmental Clearance of the Project

SJJPA has completed environmental review for Phases 1 and 2 in accordance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) to assess and inform the public about potential impacts of the Project, including mitigations where necessary. The Final Initial Study/Negative Mitigated Declaration (IS/MND) for the Phases 1 and 2 was approved by the SJJPA Board on January 22, 2021. To access the document, please see the link in the Phase 1 tab.


Phase 3 NOP Scoping Meeting

The Scoping Meeting was held online on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. You can view the PowerPoint presentation here. The comment period for this project will be open until January 5th, 2024 at 5:00 PM.

Comment Period
SJJPA is seeking comments from agencies, stakeholders, and the public regarding the scope of the environmental topics that will be analyzed and alternatives to be considered in the EIR. The public scoping period begins on Wednesday, November 22, 2023. Written responses and comments on the scope of the Project will be accepted until 5:00 on Friday, January 5, 2024.

There are two ways to send in comments:

San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
Attn: Madera HSR Station Full-Build Project (Phase 3)
949 East Channel Street
Stockton, CA 95202

Please include “Madera HSR Phase 3 Project” in the subject line.

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Who is the Lead Agency?

SJJPA is the lead agency for this effort. To help ensure a successful process, the SJJPA is working closely with the Madera County Transportation Commission, Madera County, City of Madera, California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), and the California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA).

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SJJPA Contact for Questions Regarding Madera HSR Station:
Dan Leavitt, Manager of Regional Initiatives
San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority
(209) 944-6266

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