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Caltrain aims to keep all 86 trains running

Original post made on Apr 20, 2011

Caltrain would keep all of its 86 weekday trains running for the next year if the agency's board of directors approves on Thursday staff's latest proposal.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 12:52 PM

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Posted by John Doe
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Can we Say "PUNTING the ISSUE"? I am sure there is low rideship on at least one of the 86 trains.... I 90% empty trains at night....

Lets cut what is not needed so what if we have to cut a few jobs... we are in the business to provide jobs.... That is for companies to do and they can't do it if we raise rates and make cost of living higher for riders (just to prvent Cal Train layoffs which are necessary) and they need more pay..vicious cycle of economics....

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Posted by k
a resident of Shoreline West
on Apr 20, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Isn't this the same method that winds up with them freaking out every year about how they don't have money...? Oy vey.

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Posted by gcoladon
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 20, 2011 at 3:25 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

Does anyone know where I can find data on which stations have the lowest absolute ridership? The top ten stations by ridership are listed on page 9 of this report:

Web Link

And page 8 shows the change in ridership for each station between 2010 and 2011.

But the report does not have the table that I would want to see if I owned or operated Caltrain, which is: which stations generate more revenues than expenses, and which don't?

If the economically feasible core of the Caltrain line could be identified and served exclusively, the JPB could build a viable rail line bit by bit.

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Posted by Datahead
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

Gcoladon -

The data on absolute ridership by station for every station (not just the top 10) is available in the full 2010 ridership report, here:
Web Link

I'm assuming they have the 2011 data too, they just haven't published the full report yet.

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