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Caltrain Implements Service Changes to Maintain Regional Connections and Improve Service


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Caltrain Implements Service Changes to Maintain Regional Connections and Improve Service
 
Starting Monday, March 22, Caltrain will adjust its weekday and weekend timetables to support regional transit connections, part of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) Blue Ribbon Task Force efforts. The task force was formed in May 2020 to help guide the future of the Bay Area’s public transportation network as the region adjusted to new conditions created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
Caltrain’s service adjustments include the following:
 
  • Maintaining BART connections at the Millbrae Transit Center to coincide with BART’s upcoming March 22 service changes
    • Departure times of weekday trains will be shifted by approximately 10 to 30 minutes
    • The weekend service will operate on same schedule, except for two roundtrips not operating on Sundays 
  • Increasing weekday service from 68 to 70 trains
  • Improving weekday morning & evening service:
    • The first trains in the morning will operate as Local trains to better serve essential workers and transit dependent riders
    • After the evening commute peak hours, trains will operate as a Local
  • Adjusting weekday train departure times to improve schedule reliability
  • Weekend service to/from Tamien station will be modified to meet ridership demand
 
As public health conditions continue to improve and ridership slowly increases, Caltrain will continue to make service adjustments to meet changing needs.

 

 

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About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

 

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