Caltrain reports record ridership
Original post made on Aug 2, 2012
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on Aug 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm
Caltrain ridership is soaring, which is good for revenue, but but trains are overflowing during rush hour. Paying passengers are being turned away. What is Caltrain doing to increase capacity during commute hours? If full trains become the norm and passengers cannot count on getting on the trains, then large numbers will just start driving again and abandon Caltrain for good. Adding off-hour trains may be useful to some people, but the vast majority of train riders don't have huge amounts of flexibility in their work schedules.
on Aug 3, 2012 at 9:51 am
Dear full trains: It's a great question and we are, indeed, worried about the overcrowding on trains and the impact on our customers. That's why we will be adding six trains, as the story notes. Hopefully, that will give people more options and relieve some the pressure on peak-hour trains.
Thanks for riding Caltrain.
Executive Officer for Public Affairs
on Aug 3, 2012 at 10:31 am
Good new for passing new mile stone of 50000 weekday ridership. As we know Caltrain electrification happens as early as 2019, how Caltrain will handle the pressure of increasing demand? We are OK with crowded train if Caltrain have short term strategy. I am afraid if Caltrain have plan no improvement until 2019.