Caltrain Offers Glimpse of Future Electric Fleet with Model Train Roadshow


Starting this week, Caltrain staff will be displaying a miniature model of its future electric trains set to begin service in 2022. This new outreach effort aims to provide information about electrification and raise additional awareness around the benefits of Caltrain’s modernization projects.

The first roadshow event is taking place from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. this Thursday, August 29, at the San Francisco Station. The to-scale replica train roadshow will take place at locations along the corridor, including local libraries, museums and festivals. Caltrain’s social media followers will be given clues as to where the roadshow will happen next. More information about the travelling roadshow can be found on the Caltrain Modernization website at

On-site staff at the station events will also provide information on the Caltrain Business Plan and offer riders a chance to give feedback on its recently drafted Service Vision. The selection of the Long Range Service Vision is an important interim step towards the completion of the Business Plan. Visit to learn more about the Service Vision, which includes:

  • Increased all-day Service Frequency
  • Increased Ridership and Capacity
  • Environmental benefits
  • Better transfers to connecting services
  • Benefits to riders and the region


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 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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