Caltrain to Hold Community Meeting on Electrification Project, South San Francisco Station Construction

Caltrain to Hold Community Meeting on Electrification Project, South San Francisco Station Construction


Caltrain will host a community meeting on Thursday, November 2, to discuss how both the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project and the Caltrain Electrification Project will affect South San Francisco.

Construction on the South San Francisco Caltrain Station is scheduled to begin in November. The project consists of track work, signal work, a new 700-foot center boarding platform and a new pedestrian underpass connecting the platform to Grand Avenue and Poletti Drive. The project will make the station safer and fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Caltrain Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the Caltrain corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Station to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose, and convert diesel-hauled trains to Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains. Work in the South San Francisco area will include tree pruning and removal, foundation and pole installation and the construction of a traction power substation. The Electrification Project will improve Caltrain system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The public meeting will be held at the following time and place:


November 2, 2017, 6:00 p.m. 

Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport, Presidio Room

250 Gateway Boulevard

South San Francisco, CA 94080


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 enjoyed five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders. 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 system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations. 


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