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Caltrain to Hold Public Meeting on Electrification in Santa Clara

Caltrain to Hold Public Meeting on Electrification in Santa Clara

 

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

Since November 2017 construction crews have begun laying foundation, relocating utility equipment and pruning back vegetation as needed to accommodate the new overhead system that will power future electric trains.

In the coming months, crews will begin to install poles along the corridor in Santa Clara as part of the railroad’s soon-to-be electrified system. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities.

Santa Clara Community Meeting:
Monday, May 13, 2019
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
South Bay Historical Railroad Society
1005 Railroad Ave
Santa Clara, 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.

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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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May 9, 2019

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650.622.7850