Caltrain conducts numerous efforts under its Storm Water Management Program to protect storm water, which reduces the flow of pollutants to local waterways and eventually San Francisco Bay. These efforts include:
- Maintaining convenient, single-stream trash receptacles on trains and in stations
- Performing reoccurring trash and debris pickups along the rail corridor
- Marking storm drain inlets to raise awareness of the storm drain system
- Installing Green landscaping, including bioswales, that can filter storm water pollution before it reaches the storm sewer system
- Providing storm water pollution awareness and prevention education for employees and Caltrain riders
When rain falls on our cities, it picks up pollutants on its way to the storm drain system and eventually the ocean. Storm water doesn’t pass through a treatment plant, so pollutants may not be removed before the water reaches the Bay.
If you‘d like to report a storm water issue on the Caltrain system, please call the Customer Service Center at 1.800.660.4287 or visit www.caltrain.com/about/contact to submit the report online.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.