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Baby Bullet trains on Caltrain chopping block

Original post made on Apr 7, 2011

Caltrain's Baby Bullet trains, which have been credited with boosting Caltrain's ridership since 2005, would be eliminated in the latest budget proposal, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn confirmed Wednesday.

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Posted by CaltrainRider, a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Once again an organization is taking the approach that "if it works, fix it."

Posted by Konrad Sosnow, a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I believe that commuters would be willing to pay a premium to ride the Baby Bullet. Ending the baby Bullet service is a large step backwards.

Posted by Dr. Collateral, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm

Dr. Collateral is a registered user.

Only in the Bay Area would an agency cut the a service that is credited with drawing in more customers.

Posted by Risky Scheme, a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I'll be getting back in my car to drive to San Franacisco.

Posted by Member, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm

The schedule is rather San Francisco-centric. I take the train south to work, where the jobs are, not the 1950's typical north to SF in the morning.

Posted by Jim, a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

may i suggest replacing the Board as well? seems they about to embark on an experiment to see if all the riders they picked up b/c of 'baby bullet' will be willing to stay with them if given a substitution. sounds like 'new coke' to me...

Posted by DCS, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 8, 2011 at 9:32 am

If they are going ot cut the baby bullet service, I hope they upgrade the limited express trains. I took the limited express for 2 years, it was filled to the max, dirty, and very bumpy.

Posted by Alex M., a resident of Willowgate
on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:51 am

I sure hope those modern new engines and cars don't get abandoned when Baby Bullet service is abandoned. Those are NICE, a pleasure to ride on, quiet and smooth, with tables to get work done during the commute.

Posted by Mike, a resident of another community
on Apr 11, 2011 at 9:10 pm

They should cut everything EXCEPT the baby bullets.