Caltrain is making additional cuts to weekday train service starting Monday, March 30, when it plans to operate 42 trains per weekday instead of 92.
Trains will make all local weekday stops between San Jose and San Francisco every 30-60 minutes, depending on time of day, according to the transit agency. Limited and Baby Bullet service will be suspended until further notice. Two Gilroy service trains during the morning and afternoon peak commute will continue.
Weekend service will continue as usual.
It’s the second time Caltrain has slashed service since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shelter-in-place order, causing a massive loss in ridership and thus fare revenue. One-way and Day Pass ticket sales have declined by about 86 percent from levels prior to the health crisis, according to Caltrain. On the first day of the shelter-in-place order, Caltrain recorded a 95 percent decrease in average daily ticket sales.
Caltrain relies on fares to cover 70 percent of the system’s operating costs. Along with many other transit agencies, Caltrain is hopeful the federal coronavirus stimulus package will include funds to maintain operations.
The updated weekday schedule will be available at www.caltrain.com.
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