Testing Overview

As we prepare for electrified passenger service in fall 2024, there are many testing activities that need to occur before the system and trains can be placed into service. Testing of the infrastructure includes energization of the traction power facilities and overhead wires.

Each of the new electric trainsets has to also undergo a series of tests once they arrive on Caltrain property.

Learn more about the different tests and check out the recent progress below.

 

Monthly Testing Update

Each month, we are getting closer to Caltrain Electrification. Check out January's progress below. For more information on the progress of the electric train testing, see the table below for a snapshot on how close we are to bringing passengers greener, faster and more frequent service!

Testing Update: In January we achieved: 1000 mile test complete for trainset 4, 188 overhead contact system tests completed

Electric Train Status. 6/23 arrived to caltrain, 4/23 completed 1000 mile test, 0/23 all testing complete

 

 

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Weekly Updates


For the upcoming week, the activities associated with the electrification infrastructure component of Caltrain Electrification are the following. Sign up for weekly updates here.

For additional information about construction, please visit our Construction page.

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

February 21 to March 1, Crews will be energizing and testing the overhead electric lines in San Francisco. Learn more about staying safe around the new overhead wires and electric trains at:  www.caltrain.com/projects/electrification/resources/safety

During work hours at the 22nd Street station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287  

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the Bayshore station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the South San Francisco station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the San Bruno station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. 

During work hours at the Millbrae station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the Burlingame and Broadway stations all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the San Mateo, Hayward Park and Hillsdale stations all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the Belmont Station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the San Carlos Station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the Redwood City Station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering and tree trimming and removal. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install bridge barriers and to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to conduct bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

During work hours at the Menlo Park Station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install bridge barriers and to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to conduct bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

Beginning February 20, there will be a series of partial lane closures along Alma, beginning at Forest, continuing onto Charleston and East Meadow, then onto Tennyson beginning March 7. The lane closures will conclude on March 16. Work will take place between 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://www.caltrain.com/projects/electrification/resources and scroll to “Palo Alto - Notices/Mailers.”

During work hours at the Palo Alto and California stations all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install bridge barriers and to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to conduct bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

Caltrain is currently testing electric trains on weeknights between San Jose and Mountain View. Testing is expected to continue until Summer 2024. Each trainset must be tested for 1,000 miles before being placed into service, which is planned for September 2024.

Testing will be conducted Monday through Friday evenings between 8 pm and 4 am with an expected 1-2 test trains per hour. Residents may hear additional noise during testing hours, including grade crossing activations and train horns. We appreciate your patience as we complete this transformational project.

During work hours at the Mountain View and San Antonio stations all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install bridge barriers and to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to conduct bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

Caltrain is currently testing electric trains on weeknights between San Jose and Mountain View. Testing is expected to continue until Summer 2024. Each trainset must be tested for 1,000 miles before being placed into service, which is planned for September 2024.

Testing will be conducted Monday through Friday evenings between 8 pm and 4 am with an expected 1-2 test trains per hour. Residents may hear additional noise during testing hours, including grade crossing activations and train horns. We appreciate your patience as we complete this transformational project.

During work hours at the Sunnyvale and Lawrence stations all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install bridge barriers and to perform tree watering. Caltrain will be working during the night to conduct bridge barrier work. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.  

Caltrain is currently testing electric trains on weeknights between San Jose and Mountain View. Testing is expected to continue until Summer 2024. Each trainset must be tested for 1,000 miles before being placed into service, which is planned for September 2024.

Testing will be conducted Monday through Friday evenings between 8 pm and 4 am with an expected 1-2 test trains per hour. Residents may hear additional noise during testing hours, including grade crossing activations and train horns. We appreciate your patience as we complete this transformational project.

During work hours at the Santa Clara station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

February 17 to February 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to perform tree watering.

Caltrain is currently testing electric trains on weeknights between San Jose and Mountain View. Testing is expected to continue until Summer 2024. Each trainset must be tested for 1,000 miles before being placed into service, which is planned for September 2024.

Testing will be conducted Monday through Friday evenings between 8 pm and 4 am with an expected 1-2 test trains per hour. Residents may hear additional noise during testing hours, including grade crossing activations and train horns. We appreciate your patience as we complete this transformational project.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 

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