Passengers wait inside the Caltrain station near Fourth and King streets in San Francisco. (James Chan/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Passengers wait inside the Caltrain station near Fourth and King streets in San Francisco. (James Chan/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Caltrain to suspend SF weekend service until 2019

Caltrain weekend service to San Francisco will come to a screeching halt starting Oct. 6, and won’t start again until “late Spring” 2019, the agency has announced.

The closure is intended to help “pave the way” for Caltrain electrification, which includes work on four train tunnels in San Francisco between Bayshore Station and Caltrain’s Fourth and King station to bring them into a “state of good repair,” as well as added clearance and anchor bolts in tunnel ceilings. That work will allow Caltrain to install an overhead contact system to power the new electric trains.

Trains will terminate at Bayshore Station, with free bus service provided from there to San Francisco stations during regular weekend service.

Those replacement buses between Bayshore and the other San Francisco stations will be included in Caltrain’s weekend timetable on its website, which will run at a different schedule than traditional Caltrain rail service, so “plan for additional travel time,” the agency wrote.

The newly electrified trains are preliminarily set to begin running in 2022, and one day will whisk passengers to the Salesforce Transit Center along with California High-Speed Rail trains.

Specifics on the closures and supplemental service are available on the Caltrain web site:Transit

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