Caltrain’s launch of electrified service will be delayed two years, until late 2024, due to “complications in the installation of signal systems, unforeseen conditions under Caltrain’s tracks, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which severely disrupted supply chains necessary to the project.”
The Caltrain Board of Directors has extended through June 30, 2027, its operating agreement with TransitAmerica Services, Inc. (TASI).
“Reopening New York” is the fourth virtual event of the Commuter Rail Coalition’s (CRC) “Adapt. Evolve. Innovate. Operating Commuter Railroads in a Pandemic” series. It will be held Oct. 6.
As part of the Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) Program, Caltrain recently placed the first EMU (electric multiple-unit) trainset from Stadler Rail on the 25KV-electrified test track at the builder’s Salt Lake City manufacturing facility.
According to a report in The Daily Journal, Caltrain officials are projecting a long road to recovery from the financial blow dealt by COVID-19, and recently even floated the possibility of a system-wide shutdown if new revenue sources are not secured—even after the economy is reopened.
Commuter railroad Caltrain recently released its draft Service Vision for the next 20-plus years of service on the line. Under the vision recommended by Caltrain’s staff, “fast and frequent service would be the standard on the line.”
Proposals for a second rail tunnel beneath San Francisco Bay were discussed at a meeting of the Bay Area Rapid Transit board of directors on November 15.
Greening efforts by a California rail agency and bus operator have been noticed by a major transit advocacy group.
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (JPB), which manages Caltrain, has authorized execution of an agreement with Stanford University to help further the development of the Caltrain Business Plan.
Caltrain is trading long-delayed CBOSS for conventional PTC on its commuter rail corridor between San Francisco and San Jose.