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May 2018
CalMod E-News: May 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.  

Construction Update

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! In May, crews continued foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo and pole installation work in South San Francisco, San Bruno and Millbrae. In June, crews will begin the construction of the San Jose Traction Power Facility which will bring power to the system.

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Electric Trains Update

Car shell from the first trainset after aluminum particles blasting_ May 2018

The month of May marked an exciting time for electric train manufacturing! The first cab car shell underwent first article inspection and is now being painted with the exterior design the Caltrain community helped select The second cab car shell is being transported to a laboratory to undergo structural verification testing. 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 pm
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