Milestones 1980s

1988
San Carlos station celebrates its centennial.
Two additional locomotives and ten more cars are purchased.

1987
Peninsula Corridor Study Joint Powers Board is formed.

June 1985
The first of 63 new gallery cars equipped for push-pull operation go into service, along with 18 new F40PH diesel-electric locomotives (each named after a city on the line).

October 1981
Train schedules are extensively modified and several "reverse commute" trains are added. Total number of weekday trains increases from 44 to 46.

July 1, 1980
The new agreement takes effect, with Caltrans assuming responsibility for the Peninsula Commute Service.