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March 2019


In this issue: new safety video, construction continues, and electric trains make progress!

Caltrain upgrade: new electric OVERHEAD wires!

Did you know that 51 miles of the corridor will have electric overhead wires between San Francisco 4th and King Station and San Jose Tamien Station? That's a lot less diesel and a lot more clean air along the Caltrain corridor! Staying safe around these new electric overhead wires is vital, so check out our safety video for a few easy ways to stay safe.

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Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues! This month, crews started foundation installation in San Jose and continued pole installation from South San Francisco to San Mateo. Five traction power facilities are currently under construction in South San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood City and San Mateo.
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March means interior equipment installation is now occurring in seven of the car shells! Trainset #1 is well underway, as first article inspections continue. View more pictures at

In case you missed it, check out our Electric Train Manufacturing Video from February, and see the upper level floors taking shape.

Upcoming Events

Local Policy Makers Group
March 28, 2019, 5:30 p.m.
SamTrans Administrative Offices, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

Joint Powers Board Meeting
April 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
SamTrans Administrative Offices, Edward J. Bacciocco Auditorium
1250 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070

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.