Caltrain to Move Forward with Plans to Temporarily Reduce Service Starting on Monday, March 14


As previously announced, reduced schedule will accommodate upcoming electrification work while also allowing for crews to repair tracks damaged by Thursday’s collision

As previously announced, Caltrain will operate on a temporarily reduced schedule starting on Monday. 

On March 2, 2022, the agency announced a scheduled service reduction to accommodate Caltrain Electrification work in San Mateo and Burlingame. That project is still scheduled to happen in the immediate future, but will be briefly delayed as Caltrain works to recover from Thursday's collision including repairing tracks in San Bruno. 

Because of the delay to the start of Electrification work, the reduced service will be extended beyond the originally scheduled end date of April 1. More details on the duration of the reduced service will be available soon.

“We understand that these past few days have been emotionally trying for our passengers, employees and the communities we serve, and we appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate this process,” said Caltrain Acting Executive Director Michelle Bouchard. “While NTSB investigates what happened on Thursday, it is important that we continue, safely, with our critical plans to upgrade and improve our system through our Electrification project. As always, we are prioritizing safety at every step of these operations. We want to assure our customers once again that Caltrain will be able to carry them to where they are going in a safe, reliable and dependable manner”.

Caltrain will adjust service levels from 104 trains per day to 88 trains per day during this time period. It will still run three trains per hour in each direction between the hours of 5:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Baby Bullet service will be suspended during this period of construction. There will be no changes to weekday midday and evening service, or to weekend service.

The schedule for the upcoming changes is available here. Shuttle service details are available at, or 

Additionally, trains will be single-tracking through Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco for the beginning of the week while crews repair tracks damaged by Thursday’s collision involving a Southbound Caltrain train and on-track equipment. 

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun an investigation into Thursday’s incident. Caltrain is a party to the investigation and supporting NTSB investigators to ensure any assistance necessary is made available to them.


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. 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 corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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