Caltrain/High-Speed Rail Capacity Analysis

In April 2011, a group of Peninsula lawmakers called on the California High-Speed Rail Authority to develop plans for a project that would accommodate integrated high-speed rail and modernized Caltrain operations on a “blended system”.  They defined a “blended system” as one that remains substantially within the Caltrain right-of-way, avoids elevated tracks above their current levels in communities that oppose aerial alternatives and adequately accommodates an appropriate level of high-speed rail service without requiring concurrent environmental clearance of subsequent phases.

In July 2011, Caltrain conducted an analysis to determine what capacity could be created for future Caltrain and high-speed rail service respecting the principles articulated in the call for a “blended system”.

Links:
Blended System Proposal (PDF, 57.6KB)
Caltrain/High-Speed Rail Capacity Analysis Scope of Work (PDF, 13KB))
Capacity Analysis Press Release (PDF, 16.5KB) 
Capacity Analysis Presentation (PDF, 75.3KB)
Tested 2 High-Speed Rail Train Blended Concept Schedule (PDF, 229KB)
Tested 2 High-Speed Rail Train Blended Concept String Chart (PDF, 1MB)
Tested 4 High-Speed Rail Train Blended Concept Schedule (PDF, 296KB)
Tested 4 High-Speed Rail Train Blended Concept String Chart (PDF, 176KB)





10/05/11 - dc