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Caltrain to add six weekday trains

Original post made on May 5, 2012

The Caltrain board of directors on Thursday considered a preliminary budget that would add trains to its current weekday schedule, and approved an agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority to electrify the corridor.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 3, 2012, 9:22 PM

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Posted by Sammy
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on May 5, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Why ? The afternoon trains run close to empty now. I got it ! Jack the ticket rates up!


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 6, 2012 at 9:14 am

Menlo Voter is a registered user.

"She commended the California High-Speed Rail Authority for listening to the concerns of Peninsula cities and residents along the right-of-way, and coming up with an agreement that would free up high-speed rail funds to electrify Caltrain, which will ultimately be able to operate on a track system that blends with high-speed rail."

"Blends" HSR? Without grade separation there is no HSR, just another fancy electric train. Folks, can't you see we're being screwed by the HSR authority. IF it's ever built, if they don't build monolithic grade separations (they've already said they won't put them underground) it won't be able to run any faster than Caltrain. So what's the point? Be prepared for monolithic grade separations because the camel just got his nose under the tent.


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