Caltrain May Expand Weekday Train Schedule

Caltrain could vote to add six trains to weekday schedules

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Cuts could be in the works, long-term, for Caltrain.

    But, in the short-term, more trains could soon start rolling down the tracks.

    The transit agency is meeting Wednesday night to discuss a proposal to add six trains to the weekday schedule, and adjust station stop times by up to five minutes.

    Caltrain says its weekday ridership hit a historic high this year, with 20 consecutive months of ridership growth.

    Caltrain says it's not expecting any service cuts or fare increases this year.

    But, that could change next year when Caltrain runs out of its "one-time only" grant money.

    Caltrain says it is the only Bay Area transit system without a dedicated source of of revenue.

    The transit agency relies on its partner agencies to make up 30%, or $33.5 million, of its proposed operating budget.

    Those partner agencies are the City and County of San Francisco, SamTrans, and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency.