Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy.
The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company began passenger rail service on the Peninsula in 1863. The system we know today as Caltrain had its start in 1992, when the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PDF Agreement, 1.42MB) took over the operation of the train.
Mission/Vision/Core Values Poster (PDF, 100KB)
Mission: Caltrain is a customer-focused rail system offering safe, reliable, accessible, and sustainable transportation service that enhances quality of life for all.
Vision: To be a vital link in the statewide rail network by improving connectivity to other transit systems, contributing to the region’s economic vitality, and partnering with local communities to ensure that diverse constituencies receive a world-class travel experience.
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