Service adjusted to meet growing demand as more riders return to transit
On September 12, Caltrain will begin running a new weekday schedule that reduces wait times for passengers connecting with BART in the evenings, while increasing service to the South San Francisco and 22nd Street stations.
BART and Caltrain evening connections will improve so riders will only have to wait between nine and 16 minutes at the Millbrae Transit Center. To accommodate Electrification Project construction work, all trains after 7 p.m. will have longer end-to-end travel times by an average of 13 minutes. The adjustment maintains the 104-train schedule that Caltrain operates every weekday, which is more service than pre-pandemic.
During the peak morning and evening commute, two trains per hour per direction will stop at the newly renovated South San Francisco Station to provide increased service for the downtown area, Oyster Point employees and ferry riders. This will double the peak hour service to a station that has seen the highest ridership growth during the pandemic.
Also during the southbound morning and northbound evening commute, additional limited trains will stop at the 22nd Street Station to provide increased service to better connect this station to Silicon Valley employment centers.
All riders should check the schedule online to see how their commute could be affected. The September PDF schedule is available here.
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Carrying passengers from San Francisco to Gilroy, Caltrain provides reliable, dependable and safe service for thousands of customers every day, transporting riders to job centers, neighborhood communities and special event sites throughout the San Francisco Peninsula.
The agency is in the final stages of its transformative Electrification Project. The electrification of the Caltrain system will deliver major benefits to the communities that it serves. Electrification will reduce Caltrain’s greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate the particulate matter caused by the aging diesel engines. Service will become more frequent and comfortable, as state-of-the-art electric trains replace the 30-year-old diesel fleet. Riders will be using the new electric trains by fall 2024.
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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