Press Event – Caltrain San Francisco Weekend Closure Media Availability

Press Event – Caltrain San Francisco Weekend Closure Media Availability

 

Editor’s Note: Members of the press who are planning to attend this event should RSVP no later than end of day Thursday, October 4. 

 

Media Contact: Dan Lieberman, 650.622.2492 (cell), liebermand@samtrans.com  

 

What:          Caltrain Public Affairs Specialist Dan Lieberman will be available to answer any questions about the upcoming San Francisco Weekend Caltrain Closure that begins this weekend, October 6 & 7.

When:          9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Friday, October 5.

Where:        San Francisco Caltrain Station, 700 4th Street.

Who:           Dan Lieberman, Caltrain Public Affairs Specialist.

Why:            From October 2018 to spring 2019, Caltrain will perform work on the four train tunnels in San Francisco to pave the way for Caltrain Electrification and to bring the tracks to a state of good repair. In order to accommodate the new electric trains, crews will create additional clearance and install anchor bolts in the tunnel ceilings to facilitate the installation of the overhead contact system that will power the new electric trains.  SamTrans will be providing free bus service to connect Caltrain riders traveling between those two stations and the Bayshore Station.

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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. 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 corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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