Testing Commences for Electric Trainset #1 in Pueblo
Electric trainset #1 arrived at the Pueblo, Colo. railroad testing facility known as the Transportation Technology Center on February 28, 2021. The trainset was assembled and is already running on the test track (see video)! It will be tested at the current corridor operating speed of 79 mph and up to 110 mph. Other tests include braking and propulsion, ride quality, noise and vibration, positive train control, and door operation.

See more images of the high-performance electric trains at CalMod.org/gallery.
New East-West Connection Opens at 28th Avenue in San Mateo
People can now travel on San Mateo’s 28th Avenue safely separated from the train tracks. On March 1, 2021, Caltrain completed this new east-west connection (see video). When the new Hillsdale Station opens in spring 2021, 28th Avenue will serve as a main access point. This is a major milestone for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project that will reduce local traffic congestion and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. 
Increasing Bicycle E-Lockers Across the Corridor
Caltrain recently installed 96 more bicycle eLockers throughout its corridor at the Belmont, Redwood City, Lawrence, Mountain View and San Jose Diridon stations. The eLockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis, giving people with bikes more flexibility and increasing locker availability. More information about accessing and using the eLockers is available at www.bikelink.org.
Upgraded Ticket Machines Include Clipper Card Purchases
Customers can now purchase a Clipper card, add cash value or add Caltrain, Muni, SamTrans, AC Transit or VTA products to their card at six stations. The new ticket machines, one on each platform, will accept Apple and Google Pay, and can be operated with an easy-to-use touchscreen. More ticket machines will be upgraded over time. Learn more at Caltrain.com/tvm.
Service Changes for Regional Connections and to Improve Service
Starting Monday, March 22, Caltrain will adjust its weekday and weekend timetables to support regional transit connections. This includes maintaining BART connections at the Millbrae Transit Center, increasing weekday service from 68 to 70 trains, and adjusting weekday train departure times to improve schedule reliability. For more information click here.
Free Rides to Vaccination Sites
Caltrain is providing free train rides to and from coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination sites. By offering free rides, Caltrain hopes to offer easy access to vaccination appointments to people across the three counties we serve. For more information click here.
20% Off Monthly Pass
Caltrain has reduced the price of its Monthly Pass by 20% from April through September to encourage people to take transit and provide financial relief to the essential workers who have continued to ride regularly throughout the pandemic. Monthly passes are only available through Clipper, allowing for touchless payments, while also providing additional discounts for transfers to and from other transit systems, including VTA, SamTrans, SFMTA and Dumbarton Express.
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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