Caltrain joins Twitter, Facebook

With fare increases, service reductions, and new weekend Baby Bullet trains all scheduled to go into effect, the start of the new year is shaping up to be a busy one for Caltrain.

Fortunately for Caltrain’s passengers, the transit agency is taking up social media to help dispense all the latest information.

Caltrain recently set up a Twitter handle and a Facebook page, both of which primarily focus on attracting ridership for the agency’s Baby Bullet trains, which will run twice a day on the weekends.

The agency has a goal of attracting 1,000 new passengers every weekend day to its Baby Bullet trains, which are express routes from San Jose to San Francisco.

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