Caltrain will host a community meeting to discuss the continued construction activities for the Caltrain Electrification project in Sunnyvale.
In the coming months crews will begin construction of a paralleling station, which will help distribute power to the new electric trains. The facility will be located in the Sunnyvale Caltrain Station parking lot on Caltrain property. The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about the project, including the scope and schedule of upcoming construction activities.
Sunnyvale Community Meeting:
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Washington Park Building
840 W Washington Ave, Sunnyvale
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, and replace diesel-hauled trains with electric trains. Electrification will improve Caltrain’s 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. Caltrain Electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2022.
For more information, visit www.CalMod.org.
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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