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October 2018
CalMod E-NewsLETTER 
In this issue: Calling all riders; transformers roll out; the latest on vehicle manufacturing, and CalMod in the community. 


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Hey Caltrain Riders! We want to thank you for your patience while Caltrain Electrification moves forward. A lot of progress has been made in bringing the new electric system and trains to life, and we can't wait to share this exciting new experience with you. Along with enhanced on-board amenities such as electrical outlets at each seat and digital signs, the new electric trains will provide more frequent service and improve air quality.

We'll be at the Redwood City Station on October 23, San Francisco 4th & King Station on October 24, and San Jose Diridon Station on October 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - come tell us why you're excited about the new electric trains and get some free swag! Learn More at

Construction Update

Transformer Installation - October 2018

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! In October, crews continued foundation installation in South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, and San Mateo. Two power transformers at the Traction Power Facility in San Jose were also installed in September.
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electric trains update

October marked a new phase of train manufacturing for Trainset #1, as crews began preparing the first two carshells for interior component installation. Trainsets #2 and #3 are making progress, with all their car shells currently under construction. Testing also continues, on subsystems with seat s and table crashworthiness ; windshield and side window strength; propulsion performance; truck (bogie) static; and fatigue testing all underway.

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Upcoming Events

Rider Interviews - Redwood City 
October 23, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
Redwood City Station 

Rider Interviews - San Francisco
October 24, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
4th & King Station 

Rider Interviews - San Jose
October 25, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. 
Diridon Station 

Caltrain Board Meeting 
November 1, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
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

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.