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March 2018
CalMod E-News: March 2018

What Is CalMod?

The Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod) includes electrification and other projects that will upgrade the performance, efficiency, capacity, safety and reliability of Caltrain's service. The current electrification project will electrify the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose and replace 75 percent of Caltrain's diesel service with high-performance electric trains, reducing air pollution and providing better service to more riders.  

Construction Update: Major Milestone!

CalMod creating jobs across the United States. Poles manufactured in Texas for Caltrain Electrification.

Caltrain Electrification reached a major milestone in March by installing the first set of poles for the project! The poles were installed in San Bruno and Millbrae and will support Caltrain's transformation from a diesel to electric system.

Crews also continued foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae and Burlingame, as well as preconstruction activities in Santa Clara and San Jose during the month, as construction  to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues.
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Electric Trains:  First Car Shell Coming Together

First electric train car_s upper and lower carbody being spliced together.

March marked an exciting time for electric train manufacturing as the first car's roof was welded to the car's lower half. Carbody subassembly fabrication and the welding of car shell structures continues.

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Upcoming Events

Local Policy Makers Group (LPMG)
April 26, 2018 at  5:30 pm
SamTrans Administrative Offices 
Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos

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