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Caltrain adds trains to keep up with demand

Original post made on Oct 2, 2012

In response to two years of growing ridership, Caltrain on Monday added six trains to its regular weekday schedule between San Jose and San Francisco.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 1, 2012, 2:36 PM


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Posted by gcoladon
a resident of Slater
on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

Since I live and work in Mountain View, I thankfully don't need to take a train every day.

But for the times when I am meeting someone in SF (like tonight), I really appreciate being able to take a train there, and read a book or work on my laptop or peoplewatch or talk (quietly) on my phone, rather than sit in traffic.

And for those times, I am grateful for all the commuters who keep the train in business.

Thanks, 50k daily riders! :)

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Posted by James
a resident of North Whisman
on Oct 2, 2012 at 2:33 pm

I wish they'd add a late night train from SJ going north on the weekends, instead of the final train of the night leaving at 10:30. It would be nice to spend the night on the town and not have to rely on a designated driver or a $50 cab ride.

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Posted by Thoughts
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Oct 2, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Similar to James, I wish they'd add a late night train from SF going south on weekends. The midnight train doesn't work for many people attending shows or concerts in SF.

I also wish they'd consider a "family package" on weekends. A lot of families (and especially their kids) would love to take the train up to SF. But for a family of 4-5, the cost of the train plus taxi/bus in SF is more than driving plus parking. As a proposal, if the cost of a round-trip ticket for an adult is $14, why not offer a weekend family pass for something like $35?

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Posted by Planes trains and bikes
a resident of Castro City
on Oct 3, 2012 at 10:27 am

That means more bike cars right? Well then I say HOORAY!