Hellooo 2021! New Look, New Feel, More Content
Welcome to the new Caltrain e-newsletter where we’ll be providing updates on Electrification and other capital project milestones, as well as big planning efforts and special announcements to keep you informed on all the latest Caltrain projects to improve our system.
Laying a Solid Foundation
A major milestone for Caltrain Electrification was reached in December 2020, with all main track foundations installed from Menlo Park to San Jose. Crews continue to install foundations from San Francisco to Atherton, and poles along the entire corridor. More than 1,500 poles have been installed to date and nine traction power facilities are currently under construction.

View the progress on our interactive construction map.
Trainsets Assemble!
In January, electric train manufacturing also met a milestone when seven more electric train cars were coupled together as a complete trainset. This is the second fully-assembled trainset of 19 that will make up Caltrain’s new electric fleet.

View the CalMod.org/gallery to see the high-performance electric trains underway.
PTC Goes Online, Marking a New Era of Safe, Secure Train Travel
After hundreds of hours of hard work, Caltrain’s Positive Train Control (PTC) project was certified by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in December 2020. PTC is now providing the corridor with enhanced safety features that will monitor train movements and can intervene to reduce the possibility of safety risks caused by human error.

Help Improve Regional Transit
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Bay Area transit agencies are investigating ways to make the region’s transit network better coordinated, more affordable and more attractive through the Fare Coordination and Integration Study.

ICYMI Service Change
On December 14, Caltrain implemented a new schedule that is designed to improve service for essential workers and transit-dependent riders, and is consistent with key service components of the Equity, Connectivity, Recovery and Growth Policy Framework. The new schedule provides riders with more frequent off-peak and weekend train service. Caltrain’s current ridership has skewed toward essential workers who are more likely to travel during off-peak times. It also balances travel time and coverage goals while maintaining capacity for social distancing. 

Check out the new schedule.
In light of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the Bay Area, Caltrain is monitoring the situation and following local public health agencies and CDC guidance regarding public meetings.
Caltrain is implementing a bold service vision for the future with a series of infrastructure and planning projects to modernize the system. Central among these projects is Electrification, which lays the foundation for a faster, greener, cleaner, and more reliable system for everyone.
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