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June 2018
CalMod E-News 
In this Issue:  Did you vote for your favorite exterior train design? See the winning exterior design applied to the first train cab!  New Traction Power Substation in San Jose underway, construction updates.


Crews preparing a foundation for pole installation in South San Francisco.

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! In June, crews began potholing utilities in San Francisco and Brisbane while continuing foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame and San Mateo. Crews have also started construction of the Traction Power Substation in San Jose which will provide power to the overall system once electrified.

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Electric Trains Update

Exterior paint applied on first trainset cab.

Electric train manufacturing continued in June, with the first cab donning the Caltrain exterior design (selected by Caltrain riders and the community). Fabrication of the bathroom and bike car underframes for the first trainset commenced, and carshell structural testing is underway on a cab car designated for the second trainset. The vehicles continue to take shape as carbody subassemblies and the welding of car shell structures continues. 

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Upcoming Events

Local Policy Makers Group (LPMG)
June 28, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Samtrans Administrative Offices
Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos 

For more details and a full list of upcoming meetings please visit

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.