Caltrain, in collaboration with the communities of Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and San Jose, as well as representatives from VTA and Santa Clara County, have been working on plans to improve service on the Caltrain corridor between San Jose and Gilroy. In the near term, Caltrain is adjusting Gilroy Service this fall.
Effective Monday, October 7, Caltrain will adjust its southbound Gilroy service based on feedback provided by South Santa Clara County riders in a survey conducted last April that indicated their preference to have an earlier train between the first two trains.
- Train 262 will provide service to all stations from Tamien Station to Gilroy Station. Train 262 will also stop at Lawrence Station.
- Train 274 will no longer serve stations south of Tamien Station and will terminate at Tamien station.
- The last train to stations south of Tamien station will be Train 268.
- Northbound service from Gilroy will remain unchanged.
The new timetable is available at www.caltrain.com/GilroyService.
Ridership out of stations south of Tamien (Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill, Blossom Hill and Capitol stations) has been steadily growing since 2010, averaging 750 riders per mid-weekday in the 2019 Annual Passenger Count.
In 2021, Caltrain plans to use Measure B funds to add a fourth round trip weekday train to the Gilroy service line. To ensure the 2021 implementation date is achieved, major actions need to take place, including rebuilding several locomotives and working with VTA to appropriate operating funding.
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 has provided the community with more than 150 years of continuous passenger service. 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.