Caltrain to Hold Public Meeting on Electrification in Palo Alto

Caltrain to Hold Public Meeting on Electrification in Palo Alto


Caltrain will host a community meeting to discuss the continued construction activities for the Caltrain Electrification project in Palo Alto.

In the coming months, crews will begin the installation of concrete foundations for the overhead poles. Crews will also begin construction of the paralleling station, which will help distribute power to the new electric trains. The paralleling station will be located on Caltrain right-of-way along Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities.

Palo Alto Community Meeting:
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Rd
Palo Alto, CA

The Caltrain Electrification project is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the corridor from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at 4th and King Streets to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose, replacing diesel-hauled trains with electric trains. Electrification will improve Caltrain’s system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service and minimize long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. Caltrain Electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2022.

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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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Caltrain News


May 30, 2019

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