the life of an electric train car 

Video_ Life of an Electric Train Car
Get a behind the scenes look at how an electric train car transforms from a shell into a high-performance trainset at the Salt Lake City manufacturing facility. In the video see the car take shape with wiring, walls, seats, and displays installed before the train goes through testing and on to the Salt Lake City test track. Visit to see more photos of the electric trains underway.

Construction update

Pole installation

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! This month, crews began foundation installation in Brisbane and continued the installation of poles and wires from Menlo Park to San Jose. Work was also performed on eight of the ten traction power facilities along the corridor. To learn about all the construction activities involved with building an electrified railroad and to see construction progress by city, visit our construction webpage at


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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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