Starting Feb. 22, Caltrain will suspend weekend stops at two San Francisco stations to perform construction in tunnels for the Caltrain electrification project.
The suspended weekend service to the 22nd and 4th/King streets stations will last through Sunday, March 29.
Trains will terminate at the Bayshore Station. SamTrans bus service will be provided to San Francisco stations for free. Riders can also transfer from Caltrain to BART at Millbrae. Moreover, they can also ride the SamTrans buses bound for Daly City or downtown San Francisco, among other options.
Caltrain says the station closures are “necessary to install the overhead catenary system, which will supply power to trains after the launch of electrified service in 2022.” The work schedule aims to avoid impacts to major events such as the Giants’ baseball season.
Caltrain is in the process of electrifying the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose. Electrification will replace diesel-hauled trains with electric trains. The change is expected to provide more frequent, faster train service, reduce noise and greenhouse gas emissions and improve regional air quality, according to Caltrain.
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