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June 05, 2018



It's time to get into the details--here is the first set of issues:

The $2 billion modernization program is expected to replace 80 percent of Caltrain’s current diesel fleet — some locomotives date back to the 1980s — with electric trains traveling between San Jose and San Francisco by 2022.

While many are thrilled about the prospect of improved service with quieter, environmentally friendly locomotives, some Burlingame residents living near the tracks are concerned about the increase in train-horn noise that more frequent service may bring.

Caltrain also announced at the meeting a new location at the corner of California Drive and Mills Avenue north of Broadway for what’s called a paralleling station, which Greg Parks, a consultant who led the presentation, described as a small power station. Generally speaking, these stations look like large utility boxes and range in size. Parks said a separate meeting devoted to that project will be held in the coming months and a schematic with the footprint for the structure will be shared then as well.


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