People who commute on Caltrain could soon be paying higher fares and seeing service cutbacks after the agency's board of directors declared a fiscal emergency.
During a public meeting Thursday, the board voted in favor of the emergency as the commuter train system struggles with a $30 million budget deficit.
As part of the fiscal emergency, Caltrain is considering reducing the number of trains on weekdays, suspending weekend service entirely and closing several stations, including South San Francisco, Belmont, Santa Clara and San Bruno.
The agency is also considering increasing fares by 25 cents.
The proposed service cuts and fare increases could do in effect on July 2.