Caltrain’s miniature model of its future electric trains, set to begin service in 2022, comes to San Mateo this week. This outreach effort aims to provide information about electrification and raise additional awareness around the benefits of Caltrain’s modernization projects.
After making an appearance at the SAMCEDA Economic Outlook Conference in the morning of Friday, November 8, the to-scale replica train will travel to the San Mateo Main Library, where it will remain through Thursday, November 14. Since it began in August, the roadshow has been displayed at a range of events, including the Caltrain Board of Directors meeting, Facebook Festivals and a series of pop ups and community meetings. More information about the traveling roadshow can be found on the Caltrain Modernization website at www.CalMod.org/Roadshow.
The Caltrain Electrification project is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization Program that will electrify the corridor from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at 4th and King Streets to approximately the Tamien Station in San Jose, replacing diesel-hauled trains with electric trains. Electrification will improve Caltrain’s system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service and minimize long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information, or if you are interested in hosting the model train, visit www.CalMod.org.
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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