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Caltrain to temporarily reduce service to accelerate electrification work

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Caltrain will reduce service from Monday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 18, to accommodate construction on electrification. The temporary schedule is here.

On weekdays during this temporary period, service will be reduced from 104 trains to 68 trains and Baby Bullet service will be suspended.

Also in this period, train service will end early on weeknights and weekends to accelerate work, with the last northbound train departing Tamien Station at 9:01 p.m. and the last southbound train departing San Francisco at 9:22 p.m.

And during the weekends of Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18, train service between Belmont and Mountain View will be replaced by bus service.

“Riders can transfer to SamTrans bus service through the affected area, which will increase travel time for riders by 60-90 minutes,” according to the transit agency.

Caltrain will revert to regular weekday and weekend service on Monday, Dec. 19.

Caltrain’s Electrification project will transition the current system from diesel trains to an electrified system. The new infrastructure will enable Caltrain to increase the number of trains in operation, modernize service and add new safety elements. Work occurring during the reduced schedule period “includes signal cutover work at 16 grade crossings, requiring a 24/7 single-tracking window between Belmont and Mountain View,” according to Caltrain.