Staying safe with new electric lines
Electrification of the Caltrain corridor means big improvements for the Caltrain community, such as reduced noise, better service, and improved air quality. It also means electric overhead lines will be installed to power the new trains. Electric overhead lines can be dangerous and even life-threatening, but you can stay safe by following a few easy rules:
Be aware of overhead lines
Caltrain's electric overhead lines carry 25,000 volts of electricity and can be dangerous. Treat all overhead lines with respect.
Keep yourself and objects away
Never approach overhead lines with things like ladders, antennas, balloons, and most importantly, yourself!
Stay away from damaged lines
If you see a downed or otherwise damaged overhead line, stay at least 25 feet away.