Caltrain’s Centralized Equipment Maintenance & Operations Facility accommodates inspections, maintenance, repairs, train washing and storage and is the “nerve center,” of the commuter railroad, where dispatchers direct and monitor train traffic between San Francisco and Gilroy.
Built on the site of an old Southern Pacific maintenance yard, the 20-acre facility includes the central control facility, water treatment plant and storage tracks. A 250-foot tunnel allows workers to cross the yard, which has live, operating tracks, safely. On-site fueling allows trains to fuel at the facility and eliminates the need for daily fuel truck deliveries.
Approximately 100 mechanical department employees and 120 train crew members are based at CEMOF.