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Caltrain fare increases, cut in service likely

Original post made on May 15, 2009

Caltrain riders are facing the possibility of a fee hike, a new fee for bringing a bicycle on board, and the elimination of weekend service as the Caltrain Board of Directors wrestles with a projected $10.1 million deficit in fiscal year 2009-10.

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Posted by Martin
a resident of another community
on May 15, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Cut weekend service ... GREAT IDEA!!! Please start now!! As a matter of fact, I encourage CalTrain to only run during peak commute hours. For example, 6 - 9 am, and 5 - 8 pm, Monday - Friday. With fuel prices high, and the economy low, there is no reason for these large locomotives to run underutilized.

Please don't get me wrong, I commute on Caltrain, and take it to both SFO and SJC. I love the trains when they are full, and dread them running empty. Bus service from station to station, is adequate for the few weekend riders.

CalTrain, please act now. Cut weekend service, and save the money for electrification.


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