Caltrain riders will get a glimpse of the future this week when testing begins on a new system to predict arrival and departure times.
The first round of testing on the new system will take place today through Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.
The system will include both visual messages at stations and audio announcements. Messages during the testing period will begin with, “This is a test.” Read More
A year ago, Caltrain was considering draconian service cuts to address a $30 million shortfall. But now it plans to add more trains.
With a balanced budget projected for the upcoming fiscal year, the agency is recommending introducing six more trains to its schedule, increasing the daily total from 86 to 92. Read More
With just two minutes to catch his train, Bob Peel of Palo Alto slams the door of his Mercedes and races for the platform. As Caltrain’s doors close behind him he realizes he forgot to put his monthly parking pass on his dashboard. Again.
This is nothing new for Peel. What’s changed is that recently he’s been getting caught. In the past six months, Peel has been given three $39 parking tickets.
“I think they’re finally enforcing it,” he said. Read More
An unidentified female pedestrian was struck and killed on the Caltrain right-of-way in Burlingame on Wednesday morning.It was the 12th such fatality this year, and third in roughly two months to delay train service to a Giants game. Giants fans poured out of the San Francisco station arriving late to Wednesday’s 12:45 p.m. game against the Pittsburgh Pirates seemingly unaware of the reason for the delay. Read More
The morning commute in the Bay Area got off to a rocky start Monday when both BART and Caltrain reported delays. Caltrain service was slowed due to mechanical problems, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. As of 7:45 a.m. Caltrain was reporting delays of up to 10 and 20 minutes, Dunn said. Read More
Caltrain has canceled a southbound train this morning because of a switch problem.Passengers from the canceled train, No. 218, will be able to take southbound train No. 220 instead. That train is 20 minutes behind schedule, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Read More
Signal problems have caused 10-minute delays to two northbound trains Wednesday morning, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.The affected trains are Baby Bullet train No. 319, which was scheduled to depart San Jose at 6:56 a.m., and train No. 217, which left Gilroy at 6:07 a.m. Read More
Caltrain is experiencing delays of 10 to 20 minutes Tuesday morning due to mechanical problems, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said. Southbound train 312, an express train that left San Francisco at 6:59 a.m., has been canceled due to mechanical problems, Dunn said. The train stopped at Millbrae Station. Roughly 500 passengers were transferred to the next southbound train, 314. Caltrain reports that the 314 will make an extra stop in Redwood City. Read More
Caltrain trains are running 30 minutes late on the Peninsula after the software to switches on the tracks failed, according to transit officials.The first report of a faulty switch between the Belmont and Hillsdale stations was reported around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn. Read More
At a fare of just $5, SamTrans’ KX Express bus picks its passengers up on Mission Street and gets to the San Francisco airport in 22 minutes, a time and price combination that is matched by none of its competitors in both public and private transportation.
There is just one problem with the line: It doesn’t allow luggage on board. Read More