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Caltrain gets funds to go electric

Original post made on Jul 10, 2012

With $700 million in funding coming to Caltrain, the agency expects to see modern electric rail service by 2019, according to a press release. Theoretically that means trains that can carry more people for less money.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 5:15 PM

Comments

Posted by DCS, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

It couldn't come any sooner.....


Posted by Ridership, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

"Theoretically that means trains that can carry more people for less money."
But in reality, is anyone NOT expecting fares to go up? As long as they increase the space for bikes I'll be happy to pay a little more.


Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of another community
on Jul 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Well, at least there will be some benefit from the HSR approval. Governor Brown tied the Caltrain electrification and the Southern California improvements to the HSR in order to get the votes to approve HSR.