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1250 San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070
United States

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Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninusla, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy.

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Caltrain's Board of Directors unveils proposed electrified service plan

Oct. 9, 2023
The plan includes anticipated service benefits for the Electrification Project slated for completion by fall 2024 that will feature faster trains, less wait time at stations and...
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MTI releases Defining and Measuring Equity in Public Transportation report

The report aids Caltrans and other transit agencies in assessing transit service equity and helps evaluate potential solutions for past, existing and future inequities.
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Caltrain completes installation of poles for Overhead Contact System

Sept. 20, 2023
The installation of poles provides power to electric trains, upgraded the signal system that allow electric trains to operate along the Caltrain corridor and successfully tested...
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Caltrain Board of Directors delays fare changes until July 2025

Sept. 13, 2023
The new approach will result in more gradual, incremental fare increases than what was previously approved in September 2019.

Second Caltrain Traction Power Substation energized with power

Aug. 31, 2023
The milestone achievement signifies major progress in expanding Caltrain’s ability to test and run electric trains along the corridor.
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Caltrain delays fare increase until 2024

June 26, 2023
A $0.50 base fare increase and an increase of the Monthly Pass Trip Multiplier from 24 trips to 30 was planned to go into effect on Caltrain’s monthly pass discount on July 1;...

Amtrak releases FY22 Sustainability Report

June 14, 2023
The report details how Amtrak reduced diesel usage and air emissions, alongside increased purchases of carbon-free energy, coinciding with a resurgence in passenger rail where...
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Caltrain begins testing of first electric trains

June 7, 2023
The electric trains will begin service in fall 2024 and will feature on board displays with digital trip information, increased storage capacities, Wi-Fi and power outlets at ...

Caltrain Board of Directors approves FY2024 and FY2025 budgets

June 6, 2023
The FY2024 operating budget will be $192.7 million while FY2025 will be $238.1 million; the operating budget relies on Measure RR, gradual ridership recovery and utilization of...

Caltrain Board of Directors awards CM/GC contract for Mountain View Transit Center Grade Separation and Access Project

May 8, 2023
Stacy & Witbeck and Myers & Sons Construction, a joint venture headquartered in Alameda, Calif., were awarded the project, which will improve safety and multimodal access to the...

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Caltrain to pilot first battery-equipped electric multiple unit train

Aug. 21, 2023
The California Transportation Commission approved allocation of a state grant that will allow Caltrain to operate a zero-emission train on both its electrified and non-electrified...
Caltrain officials were joined by federal, state and municipal representatives to mark the first public introduction of its new EMUs, which will enter service in 2024 as part of its electrification project that will electrify a 51-mile corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station to the Tamien Caltrain Station.

Public gets first glimpse at Caltrain’s new electric trainsets

Sept. 26, 2022
Caltrain calls the new train cars the centerpiece of its electrification project, which will provide an increase in service and train speeds.
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Caltrain Electrification Project cost increases, but still on schedule for 2024

Dec. 7, 2021
The updated budget accounts for pandemic-related delays and a new settlement with the project’s contractor resolves commercial issues and other costs.
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FRA, FTA join Caltrain and Stadler for a ride on Caltrain's new electric trains being tested at TTCI

The trains are in the final stages of testing and are part of a transformational project promises to improve service reliability while fighting climate change.
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Caltrain electrification: Project delayed until 2024; costs rise $333 million

June 4, 2021
Caltrain cites various reasons for the delay and cost increase including construction challenges, as well as pandemic-related supply chain issues.

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SMFTA employees celebrate opening of T-Third Central Subway

SFMTA T-Third opens in new Central Subway

The new T-Third route will vastly improve transportation and greatly reduce travel times along its stops, including residential neighborhoods and commercial corridors.

Caltrain awards two contracts to Nomad Digital, Inc. for broadband communications services

Dec. 19, 2022
The broadband solution will allow Caltrain to launch long-awaited public Wi-Fi on board its new electric fleet that will run along its San Francisco-San Jose rail corridor.

Caltrain to temporarily reduce its service levels from Dec. 5 through Dec. 18 to accommodate electrification construction

Nov. 30, 2022
On weekdays, the service will be reduced to 68 trains per day down from the current 104 trains per day, including the suspension of Baby Bullet service.
Michelle Bouchard has been named executive director of Caltrain.

Michelle Bouchard named Caltrain executive director

Nov. 4, 2022
Bouchard has worked for Caltrain for more than 20 years and has been the acting executive director since April 2021.
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Construction to begin at Caltrain’s Bayshore Station for overpass rehabilitation

Sept. 16, 2022
The project will remove and replace the coating on the station’s pedestrian bridge and stairwells to ensure the overpass remains safe and fully functional for years to come.
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Caltrain and PG&E celebrate major milestone of electrification project

Aug. 30, 2022
The electrification of the Caltrain system will deliver major benefits to the communities that it serves.
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Caltrain’s third and fourth electric trainsets arrive

Aug. 24, 2022
The new state-of-the-art vehicles will be put into service in 2024.
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Santa Clara VTA approves MOU for new Caltrain governance

Santa Clara VTA was the final approval needed to move forward with the MOU that will provide San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties more power and oversight of commuter rail service...
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Caltrain’s first electric trainset tests clearance along corridor

July 19, 2022
The test is to ensure that the trains meet all clearance requirements to operate safely along the corridor.