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Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 18 to March 24, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 18 to March 24, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 11 to March 17, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 11 to March 17, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 4 to March 10, 2017

 NOTICE   Construction, Installation and Maintenance: March 4 to March 10, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 25 to March 3, 2017

 NOTICE   Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 25 to March 3, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 18 to February 24, 2017

 NOTICE   Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 18 to February 24, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 11 to February 17, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 11 to February 17, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Caltrain Conducts Annual Ridership Counts

Beginning this week, Caltrain will conduct its annual onboard count of riders. With an estimated 59,000 riders on an average weekday, the count will provide
Caltrain Testing New Digital Departure Monitors

On Saturday, Feb. 18, and Sunday, Feb. 19, staff will be testing the new digital departure signs recently installed at San Jose Diridon and San
Geotechnical Work at Caltrain Stations Affects Parking

Geotechnical Work Sunnyvale Station On Wednesday, Feb. 17, parking spaces #458 to 467 located in the station's parking lot will be blocked off so geotechnical
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 4 to February 10, 2017

 NOTICE   Construction, Installation and Maintenance: February 4 to February 10, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If
Caltrain Finalizes Weekday Service Changes for Electrification Project

For more than a month, Caltrain has been seeking the community’s input on proposed weekday service changes that will be effective in April. During its
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 21 to January 27, 2017

 NOTICE   Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 21 to January 27, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 14 to January 20, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 14 to January 20, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Join Caltrain on the Celebration Train to Observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MEDIA ADVISORY What:   Caltrain’s annual Celebration Train will provide free service for those attending the annual observance of the life and legacy of Dr. King in
Caltrain Moves Forward with Development of Mobile Ticketing App

  Caltrain passengers are one step closer to a mobile ticketing option, following an approval on January 5 by the agency’s Board of Directors to
Caltrain to Run Regular Service, SamTrans a Non-School Day Schedule For MLK Jr. Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a regular weekday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 7 to January 13, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 7 to January 13, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Caltrain Welcomes New Directors, Elects Officers for 2017

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board welcomed new member Dave Pine and elected its officers for 2017 at the rail agency’s January meeting. Pine, who
Celebration Train to Operate on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The dream lives on this month as the Caltrain NorCalMLK Celebration Train makes its way up the Peninsula from San Jose to San Francisco on
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: December 31, 2016 to January 6, 2017

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: December 31, 2016 to January 6, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If
Caltrain To Increase Service, Offer Free Rides for New Year’s Eve

  With so many events happening in the Bay Area for New Year’s Eve, Caltrain can be your best bet for safe, reliable—and free—travel on
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: December 24 to December 30, 2016

 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: December 24 to December 30, 2016   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Caltrain Proposes Service Changes to Accommodate Electrification Project

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which oversees Caltrain operations, will hold several public meetings to receive the community’s input on proposed service changes that
Holiday Train Collects Nearly 2,500 Toys for Local Children

The holidays will be a little brighter this season for thousands of children thanks to the generosity of people that donated toys during this year’s
Media Advisory: Caltrain Holiday Train Kicks Off Season Dec. 3 & 4

  Editor’s Note: A media preview will be held from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m., Friday Dec. 2 at the San Francisco Caltrain Station. The
Caltrain and SamTrans to Adjust Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on a Sunday schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 24. For the first time, Caltrain will run a
Holiday Train Dec. 3 & 4 Marks Start of Season of Giving

Bay Area residents, from The City to the South Bay, know the holiday season has arrived when the Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley
Caltrain Increasing Capacity By Adding More Trains During Commute Hours

  To help accommodate passengers feeling the squeeze from crowded onboard conditions, Caltrain will be adding extra seating capacity to its commute service beginning Monday,
Caltrain Studying Bike Parking Facilities

  Passengers can weigh in on important bike parking issues at Caltrain stations by taking an online survey that will help inform the agency’s future
Caltrain Begins Courtesy Campaign on Social Media

  With more than 60,000 passengers now using the train system each day, traveling conditions are tighter than ever on Caltrain.  That’s why it’s important
News: Governor Signs Bill Ensuring CalMod Receives Prop 1A Funding

  Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1889 in to law, clearing the way for Caltrain’s Modernization Program to receive Prop 1A funding
Caltrain to Conduct Triennial Customer Survey This Month

  Caltrain will begin conducting its Triennial Customer Survey this month as a way to collect data on passenger characteristics, demographics, service satisfaction and sources
Caltrain Clipper Card Readers to Emit Tone Locator Sounds to Assist Visually Impaired

  To assists passengers with visual impairments, Caltrain will introduce new tone locators to Clipper card machine readers at the agency’s stations. The Clipper card
Caltrain Closing Churchill Avenue for Two Weekends for Track Repair

  Caltrain will close the Churchill Avenue rail grade crossing in Palo Alto for the next two weekends so that the rail agency can carry
Caltrain Continues Activities During Rail Safety Month

  Caltrain has launched a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) highlighting awareness near train tracks as part of Rail Safety Month in September. The PSA,
Caltrain Proclaims September Rail Safety Month

For most people living and working along the rail corridor, the sight of Caltrain operating daily service up and down the Peninsula is common place.
Caltrain, SamTrans to Operate Sunday Schedules for Labor Day

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate Sunday schedules for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 5. Caltrain will operate 32 trains between San Francisco
CalSTA Awards Electrification Project $20 Million Cap and Trade Grant

  Earlier today, the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced that Caltrain Modernization would receive one of 14 grants awarded to projects that focus on
Caltrain Offering Special Charter Service for Gilroy Garlic Festival

  Passengers traveling to the Gilroy Garlic Festival this weekend can savor the sweet taste of roundtrip charter train service to the annual event in
Caltrain to Swap Train Sets This Month for More Capacity and Maintenance

Editor's Note: Correction in red below. On Monday, July 25, Caltrain will be replacing some five-car Gallery train sets with six-car Bombardier train sets. Instead
Caltrain’s Board Approves Electrification Design-Build and EMU Contracts

Today, the Caltrain Board of Directors approved 1.25 billion in contracts to begin work on the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP). The contract for design
SamTrans and Caltrain Adjusting Schedules for Fourth of July Holiday

  SamTrans and Caltrain will operate Sunday schedules for the Fourth of July Holiday on Monday. During the evening of Fourth of July, Caltrain will
Transit Agencies to Host Upcoming Joint DBE Meetings

Caltrain, SamTrans and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will host two upcoming meetings to inform the business community about the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Availability
Parking Fee to Increase at Caltrain Station Lots

Beginning July 1, the daily Caltrain parking fee at all station lots is set to increase by 10 percent. Daily parking fees will increase by
Caltrain to Conduct Online Survey on Storm Water

Beginning Monday, June 13, through the end of the month, Caltrain will be conducting an online survey to gauge what people know about its new
Caltrain to Participate in Grade Crossing Awareness Day

At Caltrain, safety is always a top priority and this Friday, June 10, the rail agency will partner with Operation Lifesaver to participate in International
Caltrain Board of Directors Approves Operating & Capital Budgets

Caltrain’s Board of Directors unanimously approved balanced operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2017 at the rail agency’s monthly board meeting on Thursday. The
Caltrain, SamTrans to Operate Sunday Schedules for Memorial Day

  Caltrain and SamTrans will operate on Sunday schedules for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30. Caltrain will operate 32 trains between San
Caltrain to Participate in Out of the Darkness Walk this Weekend

For the third time in 10 years, Caltrain will be participating in the Out of the Darkness Overnight walk this weekend, May 21 & 22,
Caltrain Reveals All-time High Annual Ridership Numbers

For the sixth consecutive year, Caltrain’s annual ridership count confirms that more people are riding the train than ever before.  Initial findings from the annual
Caltrain Providing Extra Service for Bay to Breakers Race Sunday

Racers, spectators, volunteers and other fans of San Francisco’s most unique sporting event can count on Caltrain to get to them to the starting line
It’s Always Bike to Work Day on Caltrain and SamTrans

  This Thursday, May 12, marks the 22 nd edition of Bike to Work Day in the Bay Area, and Caltrain and SamTrans will be
Caltrain’s Board Approves Multi-party Caltrain Modernization Funding Agreement; High Speed Rail Commits Additional $113 Million

  At this morning’s meeting, the Caltrain Board of Directors adopted an agreement that invests an additional 211 million in the Caltrain Modernization Program. The
Caltrain to Extend Bus Bridge in San Francisco Until Noon Today

  Due to additional time needed for construction work on the Quint Street Rail Bridge, Caltrain will be extending bus bridge service between Bayshore Station
San Francisco Women’s Transportation Seminar to Honor Transit District Employee, Caltrain Electrification Project

  April Chan, the San Mateo County Transit District Chief Officer for Planning, Grants, and the Transportation Authority (TA), will be honored next week by
Caltrain to Operate Bus Bridge for Quint Street Bridge in San Francisco

On Saturday, April 30, Caltrain will be replacing the 100-year-old Quint Street Rail Bridge with a new berm. This work requires continuous weekend construction activities
Open Letter from CEO Jim Hartnett

One year ago, I was given the honor and responsibility of leading the transportation businesses that make up the San Mateo County Transit District. The
Caltrain Executive Director Testifies On Draft High-Speed Rail Business Plan

Caltrain’s Executive Director Jim Hartnett recently testified during three State Legislative hearings to review the Draft 2016 High-Speed Rail Business Plan. Hartnett appeared before a
San Mateo’s Poplar Avenue Rail Bridge to be Replaced; Bus Bridge Provided

The fourth and final bridge change-out for the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project will take place on the weekend of April 16 & 17. The
Caltrain Ready for Return of Regular Season Baseball at AT&T Park

  Regular season baseball will be welcomed back to AT&T Park this week, and Giants fans know that Caltrain is the winning ticket for getting
Caltrain Celebrates Addition of Third Bike Car Today

On Monday, April 4, Caltrain officially launched the addition of a third bike car on all Bombardier-style train sets at its “Bikes on Bombardiers Event”
Caltrain to Close Poplar Avenue Near San Mateo Bridges Project

The fourth and final street closure of the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project will begin this coming Monday, March 21. The Poplar Avenue bridge area,
Caltrain Statement: Court Rules Blended System OK Under Prop 1A

Caltrain applauds the California Superior Court decision confirming the “Blended System” approach selected to accommodate High Speed Rail trains on the Caltrain corridor is permissible
Caltrain to Adjust Schedule and Add Third Bicycle Car; Bicycle Advisory Committee to Help Host Celebratory Event

Beginning Monday, April 4, Caltrain will adjust its timetable to improve schedule reliability for customers.  In addition, Caltrain also has plans to add a third
Reminder: Caltrain Fare Changes Go Into Effect on February 28

  A series of changes to Caltrain’s fare structure will go into effect on Sunday, February 28.   The changes include an increase to  Caltrain’s
Transit District Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The San Mateo County Transit District announced today the hiring of Ilia (Eli) Kay as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kay has 20 years of financial
Caltrain Statement on High Speed Rail Business Plan Update

Caltrain is pleased to hear that the California High Speed Rail Authority recently updated business plan prioritizes investment on the northern portion of the HSR
San Mateo Bridges Project: Santa Inez Avenue Bridge Replacement

Caltrain will be replacing the 112-year-old Santa Inez Avenue rail bridge as part of the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project next week. The bridge replacement
Obama Administration Advances Funds For Caltrain Electrification

  On February 9 th , United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that President Obama is recommending that 125 million be included in the Fiscal
Caltrain Wraps Up Super Bowl 50 Festivities

Thousands of football fans representing the orange and navy, and the black, teal and silver packed Caltrain over the weekend, increasing regular weekend ridership. On
Easy First Half For Caltrain's Super Bowl 50 Pre-Game Service

  Following a record day for Saturday ridership, yesterday, Caltrain rolled out its special Super Bowl schedule for today’s Big Game.  Caltrain carried nearly 5,000
Make Caltrain Part Of Your Trip to Football’s Biggest Game

  The Super Bowl is finally set to arrive in the Bay Area on Sunday, and Caltrain will be increasing capacity and adding service to
Former SFMTA and VTA CEO To Lead Caltrain Modernization Program

At this morning’s Caltrain Board meeting, Executive Director Jim Hartnett announced that Michael Burns, who retired as the Chief Executive Officer for the Santa Clara
Super Bowl Festivities Kick Off This Weekend

  There are only two teams left standing, and just one more game to play in this NFL season, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t
Top 5 Tips for Riders During Super Bowl 50 Week

Caltrain is proud to serve Super Bowl 50 and visiting NFL fans when the biggest football game of the year comes to Levi’s Stadium on
Caltrain Conducts Annual Count

Beginning next week, Caltrain will conduct its annual onboard count of riders, both seated and standing. With an estimated 60,000 riders on an average weekday
Caltrain to Run Regular Service, SamTrans a Non-School Day Schedule For MLK Jr. Day Holiday

  Caltrain will operate a regular weekday schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 18. SamTrans will operate a regular, non-school
Caltrain Welcomes New Directors, Elects Officers for 2016

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board welcomed new members Raul Peralez and Joél Ramos, and elected its officers for 2016 at the rail agency’s January
San Jose Station Parking Notice
The NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional at the SAP Center will affect parking at the San Jose station and surrounding lots on Thursday, March 23,
Caltrain to Run Modified Service, SamTrans a Non-School Weekday Schedule for Presidents’ Day Holiday
Caltrain will operate modified service , Saturday service with six additional trains in each direction (including one roundtrip from Gilroy to San Francisco), for the Presidents’
Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 28 to February 3, 2017
 NOTICE Construction, Installation and Maintenance: January 28 to February 3, 2017   Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you
Caltrain Inviting Media to Catch Glimpse of Holiday Train on Friday, December 2
  What:          Caltrain’s annual Holiday Train will ride again on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4. Decorated with 70,000 glittering lights, the
Caltrain Reaches Another Ridership Milestone
Another year, and it’s another ridership record for Caltrain.   During the 2016 fiscal year, which concluded on June 30, Caltrain recorded an average weekday