From Saturday, February 22, to Sunday, March 29, trains will not serve the San Francisco or 22nd Street stations on weekends in order to accommodate construction in tunnels needed for the Caltrain Electrification project. Trains will originate and terminate at the Bayshore Station. Free SamTrans bus service will be provided to connect Caltrain riders traveling from the Bayshore Station to 22nd Street and San Francisco stations during this time.
Buses are ADA accessible and will have limited onboard capacity for luggage and bikes. Details regarding station impacts, ticketing and transit alternatives are available at: caltrain.com/SFWeekendClosure.
During the weekend closures, riders may want to consider other available public transit options:
- Caltrain connects to BART at the Millbrae Transit Center
- SamTrans’ ECR connects San Mateo County to Daly City BART
- MUNI’s 8-Bayshore, 9-San Bruno and T-Third Street light rail line all serve the Bayshore Caltrain Station
- SamTrans’ 292, 397 and 398 connect San Mateo County to downtown San Francisco
- VTA 181 goes from San Jose Diridon to Fremont and Warm Springs BART
- Amtrak Capitol Corridor connects from San Jose Diridon and Santa Clara stations to Coliseum BART.
- E-bike share vendors Baywheels and JUMP are located at the Bayshore Station
The suspension of San Francisco weekend service has been scheduled to avoid impacting service during major events, including the San Francisco Giants’ baseball season.
This closure is necessary to install the overhead catenary system, which will supply power to trains after the launch of electrified service in 2022.
All work in the tunnels is scheduled to be completed prior to the Monday morning rush hour commute. In the event of a possible disruption to weekday service, Caltrain will alert the public through the media and its social media channels. Riders are encouraged to keep an eye on the Caltrain Twitter account for potential disruptions.
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, and replace diesel-hauled trains with electric trains. Electrification will improve Caltrain’s system performance, enable more frequent and/or faster train service, and reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Caltrain Electrification is scheduled to be operational by 2022.
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. Caltrain has enjoyed more than five years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 65,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. 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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