San Carlos, CA 94070


About Caltrain

Caltrain is the commuter rail system serving San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that spans 77 miles and is governed by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB), which consists of agencies from the three Caltrain counties. Caltrain operates a fleet of 29 locomotives and 123 passenger cars. The multibillion-dollar Caltrain’s Capital Program of large civil construction projects includes grade separations, bridge replacements, stations improvements, and the future underground extension to the Salesforce Transit Center. The latter will be the largest infrastructure project in the region connecting San Jose and the Peninsula to San Francisco’s Financial District. It will also deliver the California High‐Speed Rail Authority’s future high‐speed rail service to the Transit Center. Caltrain will electrify their railroad in the fall of 2024. After more than 150 years in operation, our 51-mile electrified corridor will improve regional air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve rail service to the community and customers from San Francisco to San Jose. This is an exciting time for our railroad with many large infrastructure projects along our corridor improving the crossings for trains, vehicles and pedestrians. We have many employment opportunities. Come join us and be part of this exciting transformation.
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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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Largest crowd turnout yet to see Caltrain's new electric trains

May 20, 2024
The new train cars will serve as the centerpiece of Caltrain's Electrification Project, which will start providing electric service during fall 2024.

Caltrain completes integrated testing between San Francisco and San Jose for electric train service

April 22, 2024
Each of the 23 electric trainsets must still complete 1,000 miles of testing before passenger service can begin in fall 2024.

Caltrain and partners reach another milestone on Electrification Project, test full 51-mile Caltrain-owned corridor

April 11, 2024
The achievement signifies major progress in expanding Caltrain’s ability to test electric trains at full speed along the corridor and prepare for electrified revenue service in...

Caltrain ships off 32 gallery cars to make room for electric train fleet

March 28, 2024
The gallery cars that were shipped off were not in service and their retirement will not affect Caltrain service.

Caltrain advances electric train testing between Redwood City and San Jose

March 13, 2024
The agency has successfully tested its electric trains and overhead wires between Redwood City and Mountain View.

Caltrain celebrates 160th anniversary of San Francisco-San Jose passenger rail service

Jan. 18, 2024
The idea for a rail line between the two cities first came about in 1851 while San Jose was still the capital of California.

Caltrain completes 1,000 miles of testing on three electric trains

Jan. 9, 2024
The 1,000-mile testing process is required to ensure all safety and quality standards are met to ensure the trains can safely operate on Caltrain’s tracks when electrified service...

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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Bay Area transit providers turn to Discord to keep riders informed

May 15, 2024
Participating Bay Area transit providers will utilize Discord to expand their alert system to provide information to the community.
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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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Fare Collection

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...
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.