This plan layout is an alternative HSR corridor from San Francisco to Lathrop, Stockton, Sacramento, and Lathrop to Modesto, and on to Los Angeles.
Use the Redwood City/Lathrop proposed HSR corridor instead of the present one planned between Gilroy and Merced. This HSR corridor layout can handle direct trains from the Salesforce Transit Center “SFCTA.” to Lathrop and on to Los Angeles. Also, this same HSR corridor can handle direct trains from SFCTA to Lathrop, Stockton, Sacramento, and on to Vancouver BC. The entirely electrified HSR corridors will allow high-speed transit, conserve energy, reduce pollution, and bring significant economic benefits to the whole I-5 region.
The required tunnel miles for the Redwood City/Tracy division corridor are 16.6 (two sections) and 26 miles (one part) for the Gilroy/Merced planned tunnel.
The passenger demand for transporting people for the Redwood City/Lathrop corridor is much higher than for the Gilroy/Merced line; also, the Gilroy route is not the best economical solution. This corridor is exclusive double-tracked for the HSR, no impeding of freight traffic. Some of the existing rail corridor segments are in use, and some under new mountainous land.
Use tunnel muck for corridor fill and other uses as well as to establish housing land.
The intercity (ICE) travel time from San Francisco (SFCTA) to Sacramento is 1 hour and 15 minutes. The Amtrak route from Emeryville to Sacramento is 1 Hr and 35 minutes, and the vehicular transit time, SFCTA to Emeryville, is 30 minutes plus or 2 Hours and 5 minutes. Besides, this route will serve the central valley cities (Sacramento, Stockton, and Modesto; the Gilroy route does not.