Reduced Weekend Service Changes Effective this Weekend

Reduced Weekend Service Changes Effective this Weekend

 

Effective Saturday, July 15, a new timetable will reduce weekend service to accommodate construction activities related to the Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP), a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program, without requiring more drastic options such as termination of all weekend Caltrain service.

The new timetable is available here. Printed timetables will available onboard trains and at Caltrain stations by this weekend.

In March, the Caltrain Board voted unanimously to change local service headways from 60 to 90 minutes. Trains will be reduced from 36 to 28 on Saturdays and from 32 to 24 on Sundays. The four weekend Baby Bullet Trains will be maintained. These weekend changes are estimated to last until the completion of the electrification project.

In response to public feedback collected in December through February, Caltrain noted short-term impacts will bring long-term benefits. Additionally, Caltrain will operate six-car train sets on weekends to address capacity.

Caltrain will also continue to provide special event service. Weekend Giants Pre-Game Service will be affected, but Post-game Service will continue as per usual. Details can be found here.

Passengers are also advised to take advantage of other transit options along the corridor, including BART, SamTrans, and VTA.

The timetable will also support capital projects including the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project, the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project and the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.

Visit www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/2017ServiceChanges for more information about service changes.  

Weekday service changes to accommodate construction activities for the various capital improvement projects became effective on Monday, April 10. The Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) was later executed on May 23, 2017, allowing for Electrification to move forward.

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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 60,000 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 system, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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