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Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

Projected Timing for Electrification of Caltrain Pushed Back to 2022

While the Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground this past July, at which point the electrified service was expected to be up and running by the second to last day of 2021, including five months of budgeted leeway for project risk factors, the latest forecast for completing the project... Read More »

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

Electrifying Caltrain News: Project Underway

The Caltrain electrification project officially broke ground in Millbrae this morning. Originally expected to cost $1.5 billion and be operational in 2019, the budget to electrify Caltrain has been upwardly revised to $1.98 billion, including a $316 million contingency fund, and the likely date that the first electric train... Read More »

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

Could Potrero and Dogpatch Lose Their Coveted Caltrain Stop?

With the refined options for connecting Caltrain (and High Speed Rail) to San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center, redeveloping the 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets and tearing down the northern terminus of I-280 in San Francisco expected to be ready by the end of this year, the... Read More »

Caltrain’s Weekend Service to Be Dramatically Cut

Caltrain’s Weekend Service to Be Dramatically Cut

In order to accommodate construction for the electrification of Caltrain over the next four years, the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board is about to announce sweeping changes for Caltrain’s weekend service, including reducing the number of trains by up to 25 percent and increasing the local service headway (i.e.,... Read More »

No Train Service to San Francisco’s New Transit Center before 2026

No Train Service to San Francisco’s New Transit Center before 2026

While bus service to and from San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center is scheduled to start in November or December of 2017, and rail service to the center was originally slated to begin in 2018, according to a presentation to Caltrain’s Board of Directors, a 1.3 mile extension of... Read More »

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

Big Problems for Proposed 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The project team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street recently shifted gears and architects, abandoning their original plans for a modern office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story residential building designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), with 374 condos over 11,500 square... Read More »

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

New Plans for a 300-Foot Tower Across from Caltrain

The development team behind a proposed 300-foot-tall tower to rise at 330 Townsend Street has shifted gears and architects, abandoning the original plans for an office or mixed-use development in favor of a 31-story building with 374 residential units over 11,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space and an... Read More »

The Options for Redeveloping SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280’s End

The Options for Redeveloping SF’s Railyard, Tracks and I-280’s End

The City of San Francisco has narrowed the potential options for connecting Caltrain and High Speed Rail to the Transbay Center and potentially across to the East Bay, redeveloping the 20-acre Caltrain Depot at 4th and King Streets, and tearing down the northern terminus of I-280 in San Francisco. The... Read More »

New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

While Caltrain’s staff had been recommending that its new electric trains not include any bathrooms, a move which could have added additional seats to each train and saved on capital and ongoing maintenance costs, the voice of (some) pissed off riders appears to have been heard. Tomorrow, Caltrain’s Board... Read More »

Caltrain’s Recommendations Sure To Piss Some Riders Off

Caltrain’s Recommendations Sure To Piss Some Riders Off

No bathrooms on Caltrain? That’s the recommendation of Caltrain’s staff as they prepare to issue the official Request for Proposals to supply the new electric train cars which are slated to go into service in 2020 (or more likely 2021). By eliminating bathrooms, Caltrain estimates it can add an additional... Read More »