Caltrain electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) Program and will electrify the corridor from San Francisco’s 4th and King Caltrain Station to the Tamien Caltrain Station. Electrification improvements include converting diesel-hauled trains to electric trains, increase service to six trains per peak hour per direction, and maintain operating speed up to 79 mph.
The primary purpose of Caltrain electrification is to improve Caltrain system performance and curtail long-term environmental impacts by reducing noise, improving regional air quality, and lowering greenhouse gas emissions. Electrification improvements will better address Peninsula commuters’ vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. These service improvements are also expected to help accommodate increased system ridership through improved system operations. Sign up to receive the latest updates on Caltrain Electrification.
Upcoming Community Meetings
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, meets the first Thursday of every month at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Due to COVID-19, this meeting will be conducted via teleconference only (no physical location) pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Orders N-25-20 and N-29-20.
Directors, staff and the public may participate remotely via Zoom at https://samtrans.zoom.us/j/95032112562 for audio/visual capability or by calling 1-669-900-9128, Webinar ID: # 950 3211 2562 for audio only.9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Local Policy Maker Group (LPMG) meets every month at 5:30 p.m. The public may participate remotely via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/94452832931 for audio/visual capability or by calling 1-669-900-9128, Webinar ID: # 944 5283 2931 for audio only.
Note: Date has been changed to avoid conflict with Christmas.5:30 pm