Caltrain Completes Integrated Testing between San Francisco and San Jose

Caltrain’s electric trains have completed integrated testing between San Francisco and San Jose, marking an important milestone in the operator’s Electrification Project.

During this process, tests were carried out on the electric trains, the overhead contact system, the grounding, the bonding and the existing infrastructure, especially in the final segment of the route from San Francisco to Millbrae.

Caltrain is expected to start electrified service in the autumn of 2024
Caltrain testing its new electric trains on the southern end of the corridor

This achievement paves the way for Caltrain to deliver the full rollout of its electrified passenger rail service in autumn 2024.

Prior to the start of service, the 23 electric trainsets will each complete 1,000 miles of testing.

Caltrain Executive Director Michelle Bouchard said:

“Completion of the integrated testing between San Francisco and Millbrae means that the full corridor is ready for us to enter the final phase of testing the new electric trains. With each successful test, we draw closer to providing faster, more frequent, and sustainable service in September 2024.”

The new electric trains will be quieter and more sustainable than Caltrain’s current diesel fleet. In addition, the vehicles will feature Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, onboard displays with digital trip information and increased storage capacities.

The Electrification Project will also deliver faster and more frequent services, including doubled frequency on weekends.

This coming weekend from 20-21 April, Caltrain will continue to perform related work on this project, resulting in the suspension of morning and late-night train services between San Francisco and Mountain View.

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