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Caltrain JPBX 927 at Palo Alto station.JPG
OwnerPeninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Transit typeCommuter rail
Number of lines1
Number of stations31 (list)
HeadquartersSan Carlos, California
Began operation1985 (as Caltrain)
1863 (as Peninsula Commute)
Operator(s)Southern Pacific (1870–1992)
Amtrak California (1992–2012)
TransitAmerica Services (2012–present)
Reporting marksJPBX
Number of vehicles29 locomotives and 134 passenger cars (in revenue service)[1]
Train length1 locomotive, 5 or 6 passenger cars
System length77.2 mi (124.2 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Electrification25 kV 60 Hz AC overhead catenary[2] (2024)
Top speed79 mph (127 km/h)

Caltrain is a California commuter rail line. It serves the San Francisco Peninsula and Santa Clara Valley (Silicon Valley). The southern end of the line is in San Jose at Tamien station. Caltrain has 28 regular stops.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Caltrain-Commute Fleet". Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. "Stadler Awarded Contract for 16 Double-Decker Trains by Caltrain" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on September 21, 2016. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  3. "Ridership Reports" (PDF). Caltrain. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 May 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  4. In 2018, as explained in the Annual Passenger Counts report on pages 1 & 2, Caltrain changed the counting methodology for weekdays. Prior to 2018, weekday counts were based on all weekday trains, counted once on each weekday (i.e., each train was counted from Monday to Friday of one week). In 2018, an "average mid-weekday ridership" count was computed by counting all weekday trains twice on two of three days in the middle of the week (i.e., each train was counted on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday for two weeks). Because Monday and Friday ridership lags the mid-weekdays (for 2013-2017, Monday -1%; Friday -9%), the prior methodology of average weekday ridership gives a passenger count approximately 2% lower than the average mid-weekday ridership.