Watch: Caltrain Will Suspend Rail Service This Weekend For Final Electric Testing Between San Francisco and San Jose

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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SAN FRANCISCO –– Most readers know that Caltrain has been working on the implementation of electric rail service since July 17 when then-Governor Jerry Brown and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi led a groundbreaking ceremony for the Caltrain Electrification Project.

This weekend will mark another milestone in the project as rail service from San Jose to San Francisco will be shut down for a final round of testing of the electric trains and the system that supports them. All rail service will be suspended between San Francisco and San Jose in order for testing to occur.

Electric service on Caltrain is expected to start in fall 2024.

For local residents, Caltrain posted the following on alternative services:

“In support of electric train testing, there will be no train service between San Jose and San Francisco on June 8 & 9. Limited bus service will be provided only at San Jose Diridon, Palo Alto, and Millbrae stations. There will be limited passenger capacity on buses. No stops between these stations and no bus service north of Millbrae.

Please consider alternative transit such as MuniVTASamTrans or transfer from the bus bridge at Millbrae to BART for travel to/from San Francisco.

Fares are required for BART and other transit services. 

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We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to improve the railroad.”

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