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April 2018
CalMod E-News: APRIL 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.  

Pole Installation: Time-lapse Video

Caltrain Electrification_ Pole Installation Time-Lapse Video

Watch what it takes for the project to install a pole once the foundations are in. The poles are manufactured in Texas and will help convert Caltrain from a diesel to electric system.  Thanks to the crews for their hard work both here and in the Lone Star State! 

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Construction Update

Crew installing a pole for Caltrain Electrification

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! In April, crews continued foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo. Pole installation work began in South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae. Crews also continued potholing activities in Santa Clara and San Jose. 
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Electric Trains Update

Inside view of electric train_ Side walls and upper frame welded together_ and upper floor rivets

April marked another milestone for vehicle manufacturing as the first car shell is readied for painting! 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)
May 24, 2018 at  5:30 pm
SamTrans Administrative Offices 
Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos

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