Caltrain to Hold Community Meeting on Electrification Project


Caltrain will host a community meeting this week to discuss upcoming construction activities in Belmont and San Carlos related to the Electrification Project.

Construction activities are set to begin within the next three months in Belmont and San Carlos. Upcoming work includes tree pruning/removal, utility relocation, the inspection of signal and communication equipment, and the installation of foundations for the overhead contact system poles.

The public meeting will be held at the following time and place: 

October 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. 

Belmont Community and Senior Center

30 Twin Pines Lane

Belmont, CA 94002

Caltrain Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the Caltrain corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Station to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose, and convert diesel-hauled trains to Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains. The Electrification Project will improve Caltrain system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Electrification Project is scheduled to be operational by 2021.



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 6,000 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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