Caltrain Hosting Meeting on Energization in San Jose, Santa Clara

Media Contact: Dan Lieberman, 650.622.2492

On Thursday, August 18, Caltrain will host a virtual community meeting on Caltrain electrification and the energization of the San Jose and Santa Clara portions of the system that is expected later this month.

The energization of the traction power substation and overhead wires in San Jose and Santa Clara is planned for the end of August. This power will be used to test the new electric trains later this fall. The meeting will outline the project schedule going forward, inform attendees on how to stay safe around the newly-energized overhead wires and answer any questions the public may have.

Virtual Community Meeting

Thursday, August 18, 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Meeting ID: 871 8213 0334

Phone: US: +1 877 853 5257

Caltrain’s historic electrification project is the first undertaking in North America in a generation in which diesel trains and their infrastructure components are transitioned to an electrified commuter system.

Caltrain will be launching a public safety campaign, focused on educating the public as to how to stay safe around the new electric infrastructure. More information can be found at

The project will improve the customer experience by increasing the number of trains, modernizing service and adding new safety elements. Electrification will also help meet ambitious regional and state climate action goals by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and relieving traffic congestion. Additionally, electrified service will address equity challenges along the corridor by reducing noise pollution in neighboring communities, while setting the framework for California’s High Speed Rail network.

For translation or interpretation assistance, call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 at least three days before the meeting. For more information or to sign up for project updates, visit For questions call Caltrain Customer Service at 1-800-660-4287 or send an email to


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. Serving the region since 1863, Caltrain is the oldest continually operating rail system west of the Mississippi. Looking to the future, Caltrain is set to electrify the corridor by 2024, which will reduce diesel emissions and add more service to more stations while advancing the agency’s equity goals.

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