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 continue foundation installation and begin the installation of poles along the rail corridor 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, January 28, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Rinconada Library, 1213 Newell Road, Embarcadero Room
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.
For more information, visit www.CalMod.org. For more information on the city-led grade separation efforts, including upcoming Expanded Community Advisory Panel (XCAP) meetings, visit www.connectingpaloalto.com.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with 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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