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Caltrain will temporarily reduce its service levels from 104 trains per day to 88 from Monday, May 2, until Friday, May 20, to accomodate Caltrain electrification work in San Mateo and Burlingame.

“Baby Bullet service will be suspended during this period of construction,” Caltrain said. “There will be no changes to weekday midday and evening service, or to weekend service. Trains will be single-tracking through Broadway, Burlingame, San Mateo, Hayward Park and Hillsdale stations for three weeks, so riders using those stations should be sure to pay attention to signage and announcements to make sure they are waiting at the correct platform at the station.”

Three trains per hour will operate in each direction during the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and the hours of 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“Due to single-tracking, the number of operating trains has been decreased to three to minimize delays,” Caltrain said. “There will be no local service during these periods, but riders can transfer at mid-line stations to get to their destination.”

This electrification work was initially scheduled for March, but was postponed as a result of the collision between a train and vehicle on March 10.

See train numbers and patterns in the diagram below. The May temporary weekday schedule is available here.

Photo courtesy of Caltrain