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In the News (Fri 19 Apr 19)

  caltrain.com - Caltrain Stations
Caltrain is a proof of purchase system, which means tickets are NOT sold on the train.
Passengers must have a valid ticket before boarding the train, and must show their ticket to a conductor or fare inspector upon request.
Caltrain serves 31 stations between San Francisco and Gilroy.
www.caltrain.com /caltrain_stations.html   (125 words)

  Caltrain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Caltrain is a commuter rail line on the San Francisco Peninsula and the Santa Clara Valley in the United States.
Caltrain's northern terminus is in eastern San Francisco, California, at 4th and King streets, and its southern terminus is in Gilroy, California.
Caltrain is also served by AC Transit from Hayward at the Hillsdale station (Line M), Dumbarton Express from Union City at Palo Alto, Highway 17 Express bus from Santa Cruz at San Jose, as well as San Benito County Express from Hollister and Monterey-Salinas Transit from Monterey County at Gilroy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Caltrain   (2052 words)

 San Bruno B.A.R.T.
After a recent spate of people taking their lives in front of speeding trains on Caltrain tracks, one prominent rail safety official said he is convinced that newspaper and TV coverage is spurring copycat suicides.
Caltrain officials said they would never ask the media to stop covering suicides, even though since the 1980s most media outlets have curtailed their coverage of people jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
In recent years, Caltrain officials have taken a number of steps to curb suicides, including fencing in sections of track and posting hundreds of signs that have suicide prevention hotline phone numbers along the rails and in stations.
www.sanbrunobart.com /Caltrain/News/030222.shtml   (624 words)

 Caltrain Gallery: Page 1
Caltrain F40PH 913, the "Belmont", rests on one of the service tracks at the San Jose depot.
King of the Caltrain F40's, #901, the "San Jose", crowned by it's five-chime horn.
Caltrain 901 and 905 take the day off and sit on the storage tracks in San Jose.
dansdepot.railfan.net /photosjpb1.html   (159 words)

 Caltrain Bike Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain was one of the pioneers (in the US) that combined bicycle and train transport.
Caltrain acknowledged the problem and published an FAQ giving the reasons for reducing bike capacity.
Caltrain's mandate is to get people out of their cars and onto the trains.
www.ebbc.org /rail/caltrain.html   (2118 words)

 Caltrain 2004 Electrification EA/DEIR Comments -- Richard Mlynarik
Caltrain should use electrification and introduction of new rolling stock as an opportunity to radically transform and upgrade the system, much as the Transperth urban rail system did in Perth, Australia, in the early 1990s, tripling ridership.
Caltrain needs to demonstrate its ability to build and operate a modern and attractive service for the residents of the San Francisco Peninsula far sooner than the present funding priorities of VTA will allow.
Caltrain is perceived as having a habit of doing the same work over and over on some sections of track; it would be a positive step if electrification broke the cycle of make-work for flaggers.
www.sonic.net /~mly/Caltrain-Electrification/2004-DEIR/mly-draft-eir-comments.html   (4519 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
SAN CARLOS —; Caltrain officials hammered out a tentative plan to reduce a record deficit Monday that calls for closing a handful of stations and ticket booths, raising fares by 17 percent and slashing local trains.
But the plan is not all bad for commuters: Caltrain officials are also looking at doubling its popular and lucrative "baby bullet" express service and expanding it to new stations as way to lure more riders and revenue.
Caltrain officials said they would probably eliminate service to between two and four stations to save time and fuel costs.
www.insidebayarea.com /portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=2608491   (666 words)

 Associated Students - SJSU - Transportation Solutions
Caltrain is a regional rail line serving San Francisco, San Jose, Gilroy, and points in between.
Caltrain fares are based on the number of zones that are partially or wholly traveled through by the passenger.
Caltrain monthly pass with two zones or more is valid on SamTrans and VTA local routes.
as.sjsu.edu /asts/index.jsp?val=caltrain   (297 words)

 Transportation and Land Use Coalition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain serves as a vital transit backbone for this north-south movement on the Peninsula.
Improving Caltrain is less expensive in terms of capital and operating costs than constructing a new light or heavy rail system within the same corridor.
Caltrain service would be expanded in conjunction with the downtown extension to the Transbay Terminal and an electrified line between Gilroy and downtown San Francisco.
www.transcoalition.org /reports/wct/4c_sanmateo.html   (1523 words)

 Caltrain Gallery: Page 4
Caltrain No. 38 passes the old Lenzen Street roundhouse in San Jose.
At the time this photo was taken, all of Caltrain's F40's had been rebuilt and painted in the new scheme.
Caltrain is leasing 14 such VRE cars, including 2 cab-cars, for service to the San Francisco Giants' new Pacific Bell Park.
dansdepot.railfan.net /photosjpb4.html   (269 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain is facing a $12 million deficit during the next fiscal year, which equals about 16 percent of its roughly $75 million budget.
The frustrating irony for Caltrain officials is that the rail line is experiencing a large surge in ridership and revenue since the introduction of "baby bullet" express service last summer.
Caltrain is facing a deficit because it has largely exhausted the one-time funding sources it has used to balance the budget over the past three years and the agency has just $1.2 million in reserves in the bank.
www.insidebayarea.com /portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?article=2596222   (584 words)

 UTU: News
But Caltrain's top official warned Thursday that if ridership does not show an uptick this year, it could mean big cutbacks in 2006, because officials are exhausting a number of one-time funding sources in 2005.
Caltrain is banking on a $3 million increase in fare revenue next year.
Caltrain officials were supposed to unveil a capital budget at a board meeting on Thursday, but put it off until June, saying there were still issues to be worked out.
www.utu.org /worksite/detail_news.cfm?ArticleID=13881   (360 words)

 Problems could be derailing Caltrain [Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers]
The Caltrain board of directors did not put forward a proposal for specific changes, but did schedule public hearings for April 7 to discuss fare increases and service cuts, and possibly declaring a "fiscal emergency." That designation would signify that the transit agency doesn't have enough working capital to cover costs within one year.
Caltrain is facing a deficit because it has largely exhausted the one-time funding sources it has used to balance the budget over the past three years and the agency has just $1.2 million
Ken Yeager, a Valley Transportation Authority member on the Caltrain board, said he would make the case to his agency for increasing Santa Clara County's share of the Caltrain budget, but he said the VTA would likely not be able to do it.
www.ble.org /pr/news/headline.asp?id=12960   (710 words)

 Metroactive News & Issues | Caltrain Commuter Woes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain has no prohibitions against eating or drinking on the trains, which is great for regular commuters during the slow ride home.
Caltrain officials maintain that all this was just a rehearsal to figure out exactly how to accommodate baseball fans during the season.
It may be time for regular Caltrain riders to hotsync weeknight Giants' games into their Palm Pilots and plan on driving to work on those days.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/04.06.00/slices-0014.html   (747 words)

 Downtown station gets Caltrain consideration
The proposed station, which would extend Caltrain service from its current end at Fourth and Townsend streets, will be included among a list of options on how best to increase ridership and enhance service along the commuter rail line that goes from San Francisco to Gilroy.
The options will be ranked by Caltrain planners and presented to board members next month for further consideration.
Caltrain officials acknowledged, however, that construction of a new downtown station, which had been planned for 2006, will never begin without Brown's backing.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/examiner/article.cgi?year=1997&month=08&day=08&article=NEWS287.dtl   (630 words)

 Background for Caltrain Lenzen Maintenance Facility
A huge new Caltrain Maintenance Facility will be constructed off Stockton Avenue, between Lenzen and Taylor, and will serve as Caltrain's consolidated maintenance shop for its entire fleet.
The Caltrain Lenzen Maintenance Facility is essential to continue service along the Gilroy to San Francisco Caltrain community rail corridor.
Existing rail maintenance facilities for Caltrain in San Francisco, San José and Gilroy are inadequate and cannot provide facilities for all necessary maintenance and non-service hour trainset storage.
www.shpna.org /old_site/caltrain/caltback.htm   (505 words)

 Elizabeth White
Caltrain will hold six public meetings in the next couple of weeks to get comments from the community on the changes before it puts the final schedule into effect.
Caltrain also consulted the Bay Rail Alliance, a grassroots commuter-advocacy group that promotes quality transportation in the Bay Area, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and BART.
Caltrain offers service north, form Gilroy to San Francisco and BART goes from San Francisco as far south as Millbrae, where passengers can transfer to Caltrain to continue south.
www.stanford.edu /class/comm273/WWW1/Published/Articles/white-main1c.htm   (644 words)

Located at the historic Palo Alto Caltrain Depot, Bikestation Palo Alto is 1,500-sq/ft-luggage room of the Palo Alto Caltrain depot that was converted into a 150-space bicycle parking facility.
The Palo Alto Caltrain depot is a central hub for the Caltrain commuter train line, SamTrans bus lines, Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus lines, Dumbarton Express, as well as Stanford University's Marguerite shuttle.
Caltrain has the highest number of bicycle boardings in the nation.
www.bikestation.org /paloalto/index.asp   (204 words)

 The Caltrain Downtown San Francisco Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain, which currently terminates on the southern edge of this rapidly growing and congesting neighborhood, links San Francisco to half the Bay Area's population to the south and the job-rich Silicon Valley.
In December of 1998, a campaign to revive the Caltrain extension and electrification of the Caltrain line collected the required number of valid signatures of registered voters to place an ordinance on the November 1999 ballot in San Francisco.
Caltrain is our only chance for a modern, efficient alternative to the congested highways of the San Jose-Peninsula-SF corridor for the next 30 years.
bayrailalliance.org /caltrain/dtx/proph/prop_h_99.html   (1399 words)

 The Dispatch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain is accepting entries for the contest through Valentine's Day.
The association between romance and trains is a common one, and Caltrain often hears from riders who profess their love for taking the train.
Entries must be received by Caltrain by 5pm Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Caltrain Communications, Rail Poetry Contest, 1250 San Carlos Ave., P.O. Box 3006 San Carlos, CA 94070-1306 or by fax to (650)508-7919.
www.gilroydispatch.com /news/contentview.asp?c=177329   (565 words)

 cbs5.com - New Baby Bullets Set For Caltrain
The addition of 10 Baby Bullet trains and five new Baby Bullet station stops is all part of Caltrain's latest effort to attract commuters and get back on track from a projected $13.6 million shortfall, McGovern said in a statement.
Combined with Caltrain's normal service trains, the number of weekday trains will be at an all time high of 96, according to McGovern.
Caltrain representatives will be on deck at the Broadway, Redwood City, and Atherton stations Aug. 1 to help riders with the transfers, McGovern said.
cbs5.com /topstories/local_story_208121733.html   (480 words)

 BayRail Alliance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Electrification would cut travel time between San Francisco and San Jose via Caltrain would be cut by seven minutes (9%) for local service and five minutes on express trains for up to 90 m.p.h.
Electrification would eliminate Caltrain's current 1% contribution to nitrogen oxide emissions in the region.
Draft of letter Caltrain is to send to MTC regarding electrification.
bayrailalliance.org /caltrain/electrification   (446 words)

 The Epoch Times | Caltrain Announces New Train Schedule
Caltrain riders should expect some schedule changes on selected trains as adjustments are made to the weekday schedule.
These new schedules were introduced as Caltrain makes an effort to accommodate an increase in ridership over the year.
Caltrain officials immediately felt the need to rearrange the schedule in order to achieve their target of 95 percent on-time service.
www.theepochtimes.com /news/5-10-12/33269.html   (299 words)

 Bay Area Rail Transit
CalTrain also has the honor of being in continuous operation since the late 19th century, making it one of the oldest commuter trains in America.
Currently, Caltrain's tracks are being rebuilt, and a third track is being added along much of the line, in order to enable express service.
There are speculative plans for moving CalTrain's SF terminus closer to the central business district, though such plans would require a lot of rather expensive construction, of the sort that BART had gone through in downtown SF to build its tunnel there, and financial support has been rather lacking.
homepage.mac.com /lpetrich/www/transit/BA_Transit.html   (5238 words)

 Caltrain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-28)
Caltrain runs a series of shuttle buses from various stations.
This is the sign, and information sign, used for the Marsh Road shuttle operating out of Menlo Park Caltrain.
This sign is used for the Caltrain bus service to the S.F. Giants games (this service is being run with buses while Catrain is shut down on weekends for track upgrades.
www.the-bus-stops-here.org /caltrain.html   (133 words)

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