Caltrain to Announce Draft Staff Recommendation for Long Term Service Vision at YouTube Town Hall

Caltrain to Announce Draft Staff Recommendation for Long Term Service Vision at YouTube Town Hall

Over the last year, Caltrain has been working to complete the Caltrain Business Plan, a comprehensive plan to meet the region’s 2040 mobility demands by growing Caltrain service. The agency will announce its draft recommended 2040 Service Vision option during a YouTube Town Hall on Monday, July 22.  The selection of the Long Range Service Vision is an important interim step towards the completion of the Business Plan.  Additional work on the plan will occur following the adoption of a Service Vision. The full Business Plan will be completed in early 2020.

The presentation on the Long Term Service Vision will include:

  • An evaluation of options for increased service
  • Identification of infrastructure and corresponding investments needed to support that service
  • An analysis of the economic and regional benefits that different service options provide
  • A review of organizational concepts to equip the agency to deliver the overall vision

Caltrain Business Plan 2040 Draft Recommended Service Vision Announcement

WHEN: Monday, July 22 from noon – 2pm

WHERE: Caltrain’s YouTube page

Over the last two decades, Caltrain ridership has more than doubled, and today Caltrain is the seventh largest commuter railroad in the country. With over 70% farebox recovery and low administrative costs, it’s also the nation’s most efficient railroad. In 2017, Caltrain secured full funding to complete the electrification of the Caltrain corridor. Electrification will be complete by 2022, and will provide the foundation for implementation of the 2040 Service Vision.

The Business Plan is a collaborative effort led by Caltrain with funding and participation from various organizations. Development of the draft Service Vision recommendation is the product of hundreds of hours of meetings with cities, counties, business groups, public agency partners, advocates, and public stakeholders throughout the corridor.

During the YouTube Town Hall, the public will have an opportunity to review and provide feedback through the live chat on the draft recommended 2040 Service Vision, and the benefits that it will create including:

  • Increased all-day Service Frequency
  • Reduced Travel Times
  • Increased Ridership and Capacity
  • Environmental benefits
  • Better transfers to connecting services
  • Benefits to riders and the region

For more information, frequently asked questions, and further resources on the Caltrain Business Plan, visit To view a list of in-person meeting locations, visit




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. 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.

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