The seventh-largest US commuter operator, Caltrain has released its business plan 2040 Service Vision aims to improve the services, capacity and connectivity.
“Our long-range vision will improve frequency, sustainability and connectivity, while ensuring that Caltrain continues to add value to communities at every stop along the way,” Jim Hartnett, Caltrain CEO, said.
Under the vision recommended by Caltrain’s professional staff, fast and frequent service would be the standard on the line every day, all day – ensuring riders and communities are able to get where they need to be safely and efficiently.
Over the last two decades, Caltrain ridership has more than doubled, and currently Caltrain serves nearly 65,000 passengers per day, on average.
Over the period of this vision, peak hours would see eight trains per direction per hour, with all day Baby Bullet express service every 15 minutes and increased off-peak and weekend services.
The plan envisions end-to-end, electrified service from Gilroy to San Francisco all day in both directions, improving connections for communities all along the line.