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The San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier and Ross have their own report about the California High Speed Rail Authority being on the verge of choosing a northern Initial Operating Segment. And in their report, they emphasize the potential benefits for Caltrain electrification: One big reason: The Caltrain commute line between Gilroy and San Francisco is poised […]

Feb 15th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

Friends of Caltrain is mobilizing to push for completion of the Downtown Extension tunnel, which would connect Caltrain and high speed rail to the new Transbay Terminal. They’re holding a rally on Wednesday to demand a solution to the funding challenges that have delayed the DTX for years. The rally will take place at San […]

Jun 23rd, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Caltrain released the final EIR for its electrification project. If approved next month, the design/build contract will be put out to bid, with construction beginning in 2016. The Final EIR is facing some criticism from rider advocates who argue that Caltrain’s ridership estimates are too low – and that longer trains will need to be […]

Dec 8th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized

Good news on the Peninsula, where Caltrain and the California High Speed Rail Authority plan to work together for level boarding on the shared platforms: Officials representing Caltrain and the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently announced that they’ll work closely together over the next several months to on a joint specification for train cars. The […]

Oct 7th, 2014 | Filed under Uncategorized