Caltrain adds new features to website


By Bay City News Service

Caltrain has revamped its website with a more user-friendly design and other various features, spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

The new website includes updated menus, a site map and an integrated search function, she said.

The font sizes are scalable, making for easier readability, and users can subscribe to e-mail notifications about various topics.

In addition, non-native English speakers can translate the website into several languages via Google Translator, she said.

A page with detailed information has been created for each Caltrain station, including train times, types of service, available amenities, transit connections and a direct link to the Google Maps Trip Planner.

The website has been in development for more than a year and incorporates suggestions from focus groups, surveys and customer comments.

To view the website, go to

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Posted by very minor
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2010 at 9:29 am

The changes are really minor. What people really want on the web site is:
1. current information about train delays and cancellations
2. current information about full trains and "bumping"

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Posted by Caltrain Delay
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jul 20, 2010 at 11:29 am

I agree with "very minor" that speedy delay and cancellation info is very important.

Does anyone reading these Almanac comments follow Caltrain on twitter and find it useful? I heard about it but haven't tried it.

Web Link

The Twitter bio says: "Caltrain service delays provided by riders. This account is not operated by Caltrain."

If Caltrain can't or won't provide the info, the riders will just have to do it themselves I guess.

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Posted by David M
a resident of another community
on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I've been following @caltrain and @bikecar on twitter for a long time and contributing with delay reporting as I encounter it. But the service is only as good as the people who submit their observations. On crowded trains, you can usually count on frequent, accurate updates. But if a delay happens on a train without a contributor, the best one can hope for is someone reporting what they see on the overhead signs at the station.

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