Staying Aware Is Staying Safe

Caltrain is getting an upgrade: out with diesel, in with electricity! While this change means big improvements for the Caltrain community, it also means new electric overhead wires will be installed to power the new trains



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Find out how you can stay safe and learn more about these electric overhead wires by hovering over each tip/fact below.

 

Safey Tips


 

Be aware of overhead wires

Caltrain’s electric overhead wires carry 25,000 volts of electricity and can be dangerous. Treat all overhead wires with respect.

Keep yourself and objects away

Never approach overhead wires with things like ladders, antennas, balloons, and most importantly, yourself!

Stay away from damaged wires

If you see a downed or otherwise damaged overhead wire, stay at least 25 feet away. For emergencies or suspicious activity on Caltrain, call the Transit Police at 1.877.SAF-RAIL (1.877.723.7245).

Fun Facts


 

 

Modernizing the corridor

51 miles of the corridor will have electric overhead wires between San Francisco 4th and King Station and San Jose Tamien Station.

Powering Caltrain’s future

Caltrain’s new trains will run on electricity provided by the overhead wires.

Enjoy cleaner air

The electric overhead wires improve air quality by eliminating the need for diesel engines.


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