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Menlo Park: What residents can expect during the process to electrify Caltrain

Original post made on Mar 6, 2018

Starting as soon as late March, Caltrain is going to begin work to electrify its rail line in Menlo Park, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Tasha Bartholomew.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:05 PM

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10 people like this
Posted by elevate first?
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Mar 6, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Why are these pole being installed now if the tracks are going to be elevated?


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Posted by No time soon
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

At the rate things are going, Caltrain's electrification will be up and running long before Menlo Park breaks ground on any kind grade separation project.

Menlo Park hasn't even decided on what kind of grade separation, if any, to build, let alone try and secure money for the project. But City Council has designated the Guild Theater project one of its top priorities for 2018.

If Menlo Park ever gets its act together for a grade separation, the overhead electric catenary will just be one more piece to the puzzle.


8 people like this
Posted by Suutal
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 7, 2018 at 3:38 pm

Need more housing! Today's bureaucratic nonsensical rules and limits are causing massive housing shortage here. People need to rise up and demand that rules be changed, more land made available and zoning relaxed, so more housing can be build everywhere. Older generation should not hold younger generation hostage like this, just to pump up their retirement funds - it's unconscionable!

Open your mind and support relaxing your city's housing restrictions to help young people in your neighborhood!


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Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Mar 7, 2018 at 3:45 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

This is a perfect example of why citizens are losing faith in local government.

The electrification project is moving forward while Menlo Park and Atherton are ringing their hands on the grade separation issue.


3 people like this
Posted by Beaty
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 9, 2018 at 2:39 am

Suutal: what does more housing have to do with the Caltrain electrification project? Try to stay on topic.

When I first heard about the Caltrain electrification project I was thrilled about the elimination of the diesel engines and smoke . Now that I see what the poles and wires look like, I'm not too thrilled about the project - those poles and wires are an eyesore.

Will the trees at the train station be removed?


3 people like this
Posted by Where is Council?
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Mar 9, 2018 at 8:51 am

Does the Menlo Park City subcommittee of Cline and Keith ever do anything for the residents? Do they even attend the regional meetings?


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Posted by Joan
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 9, 2018 at 2:28 pm

"Older generation should not hold younger generation hostage like this, just to pump up their retirement funds - it's unconscionable!"

What exactly do you mean by this statement?


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