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June 2019

CALMOD E-NEWSLETTER

In this issue: Meet Big Bertha, Construction Updates, and Bike Improvements

Electric Trains Update

Electric train set is lifted by a crane
Courtesy of Stadler

In June, electric train production continued with three trainsets underway. In the above photo a state-of-the-art crane, affectionately nicknamed Big Bertha, effortlessly lifts one of Caltrain's new electric train cars at the new Salt Lake City facility. First article inspections and testing continue as the trains take shape. 

View more electric train pictures at www.CalMod.org/Gallery.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Construction equipment vehicle

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! This month, crews continued installation of foundations as well as poles along the corridor from South San Francisco to San Jose. Work was also performed on six traction power facilities in San Jose, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and San Mateo. 
 
To sign up for weekly construction updates or for more construction information, visit CalMod.org/Construction

More SYSTEM-WIDE Bike Capacity & Station Amenities


With one of the most extensive onboard bicycle programs among passenger railroads in the nation, Caltrain values cyclists and supports bikes as an excellent first and last mile solution. Caltrain Electrification will bring a 17% increase in onboard bike capacity over today which is achieved through increased train frequency. The electric train bike cars are also being reconfigured to add more seats in response to cyclists' concerns regarding bike security. In addition, the CalMod program will provide $3.5 million in bike amenity improvements at stations over the next three years. 
 
You can learn more about the benefits of Caltrain electrification at CalMod.org/Resources


Upcoming Events

Local Policy Makers Group
June 27, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Offices, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

JPB Board Meeting
July 11, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
SamTrans Administrative Offices, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

Local Policy Makers Group
July 25, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Offices, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

For more details and a full list of upcoming meetings please visit CalMod.org/events

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.  

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