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January 2018
January calmod e-news
what is calmod?
The Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) Program will electrify and upgrade the performance, operating efficiency, capacity, safety, and reliability of Caltrain's commuter rail service. CalMod includes the replacement of 75 percent of Caltrain's diesel service with high-performance electric trains; the electrification of the existing corridor between San Francisco and San Jose; and the installation of an advanced signal system that includes federally mandated safety improvements. Simply stated, Caltrain will be modernized to provide better service to more riders, reduce air pollution, and improve service frequency.

new Caltrain electrification project website launches! 

Now Announcing: Caltrain Electrification's new website! This is the one-stop-shop to learn everything about the project, from construction activities to information about the new electric trains. Visit the website often for construction updates as progress is made along the corridor; view new photos and videos; and learn about public events, media resources, and ways to get involved. Learn more at

electric train manufacturing is underway

Manufacturing of the electric train shells continues as parts--such as the cab underframes and side frame components--are being amassed to be spliced together as part of the sub-assembly work. Paint testing has also commenced on representative side shells. Learn more at /electric-trains.

construction update

Construction to make Caltrain a modern, electric commuter rail system continues with activities such as installing foundations, poles, and stringing wire.
In January, crews installed foundations in South San Francisco, San Bruno, and Millbrae and continued preconstruction activities in Santa Clara and South San Francisco. Foundation installation is expected to begin in Burlingame in February.
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Caltrain will be holding a public meeting in South San Francisco to provide an update on the construction activities that are occurring in South San Francisco.

Date and Time:
W ednesday, February 21, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Municipal Services Building, Council Chambers
33 Arroyo Dr., South San Francisco, CA 94080