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February 2018
February calmod e-news
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.  

"Did you know?" campaign launches 

Did you know more than 65,000 people ride Caltrain each day?  That's more than the entire population of Greenland! The Caltrain Modernization program (CalMod) is launching a new effort to educate riders and the greater Peninsula community about how CalMod is improving service with electric trains as construction gets underway. 
Want to learn more about CalMod and spread the word about this campaign? Watch the short video at then test your knowledge with our Facebook quiz for a chance to win an awesome Caltrain T-shirt!

electric trainS: car body production continues

Electric train welded upper side wall sub-assembly.

February marked an exciting month in electric train manufacturing as subassembly parts were welded together and transformed into recognizable side wall, underframe, and roof pieces. Car body subassembly pieces continue to be amassed as the vehicle begins to take shape.  View more pictures at

construction update

Crews work on a pole foundation.
Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! Activities include installing foundations, poles, and stringing wire.
In February, crews continued foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae and Burlingame. Crews also continued preconstruction activities in Santa Clara and San Jose. Foundation installation is expected to begin in Burlingame in March.
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Caltrain has a number of upcoming community meetings where riders and neighbors can learn about the project and upcoming construction activities in their area.
  • Menlo Park Community Meeting: February 28
  • San Jose (South) Community Meeting: March 5
  • San Jose (North) Community Meeting: March 15
  • San Bruno Community Meeting: March 21
For more details, and a full list of upcoming meetings, please visit