Year in Review – Electrification


Caltrain Electrification is a historic project transforming the 160-year-old corridor, reducing our carbon footprint, creating thousands of jobs across the country, and significantly enhancing service for riders. The new high-performance trainsets and their associated infrastructure represent a key milestone in California’s transit and sustainability future. In 2023, we completed numerous achievements related to testing, infrastructure, and engagement that provide critical steps forward in the Caltrain Electrification project.

Here’s a look at this past year’s accomplishments.


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Electric Trains

This summer, we held the first-ever opportunity for the public to get onboard the new electric trains during our first two electric train tours! Taking place at Diridon Station in San Jose and San Francisco Station, over 8,000 people were able to experience all the enhanced amenities these beautiful new trains have to offer. Stay tuned for our next train tour in San Mateo County in 2024! We were also excited to welcome home four new electric trainsets this year, with eight now on property undergoing testing.

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Infrastructure & Testing

Significant construction progress was made this year to prepare for passenger service in 2024. We accomplished major construction milestones, including the installation of all poles and wires. Additionally, all signal work has been completed, and nearly all traction power facilities are constructed. As construction is winding down, the trainsets continue to undergo rigorous testing on the tracks to prepare for passenger service. Follow the progress of the testing and the remainder of construction infrastructure with weekly updates. Sign up here!

Watch Progress Happening


Outreach to our communities and riders continued in 2023. Caltrain participated in more than 100 outreach events and sent out more than 60,000 mailers to inform nearby residents of construction activities.

As crews test the new electric trains and infrastructure, Caltrain is continuing our public outreach campaign to educate passengers, residents, students and businesses about best safety practices along the corridor. Visit to learn how to stay safe around the new electric trains and overhead wires.

100+ Outreach Events
60000+ mailers & flyers
thousands of social media engagements



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Stay Aware, Stay Safe

Stay safe around the new electric trains.