Facts and Figures

Operator Joint Powers Board
System Type Commuter Rail
Opened 1863
# of Lines 1
# of Cars
Mileage 125 miles
Gauge Std
Stations 32
Power Diesel
Fare Media Tickets/Cash
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 1994
Last Visit 7/2007
% Rode 90%

California Transit > San Francisco

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Commuter Train

Caltrain is the commuter rail line that runs up the Peninsula of San Francisco. Most service starts in San Jose, some start as far south as Gilroy. Equipment used are double Deck Gallery cars. 

This service reminds me of some of the commuter lines back on the east coast. There are nice old stations with downtowns centered around them. 

In 2004 Baby-Bullet service started operation between San Jose and San Francisco. These express trains call a very few stations and have become very popular.

Construction to electrify the line btween San Jose and San Francisco has started. There are also plans to extend the line underground into the new Transbay (Salesforce) terminal.

Update Station Local Limited Baby
# of Photos # New
  SF Terminal X X X 4
  San Bruno X X 3
Millbrae X X X 6
  Menlo Park X X X 2  
  Palo Alto X X X 8  
  Mountain View X X X 5  
  Santa Clara X X   8  
  College Park Limited Service 5

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