CalTrain Rates Going Up in 2011 - NBC Bay Area

CalTrain Rates Going Up in 2011



    CalTrain Rates Going Up in 2011

    According to their press release, beginning Jan. 1, the Caltrain fare for each zone will increase 25 cents, with multi-ride tickets and passes adjusted accordingly. In addition, four midday trains will be eliminated.

    The fare for a one-way ticket from San Francisco to San Jose will increase from $7.75 to $8.50. The increase will generate approximately $1.4 million in additional revenue this fiscal year. The last fare increase was implemented in January 2009.

    Trains will operate hourly between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Northbound trains 237 and 257 and southbound trains 236 and 256 will be eliminated. This will save the agency approximately $160,000.

    In response to comments from people during the public hearing process, Caltrain also will implement a three-month pilot project to test the viability of express service on weekends. The pilot is expected to attract additional riders and help increase passenger revenues. The $107,000 cost of the pilot project will be offset by fuel savings accrued this year.

    Also, the price of the Go Pass will increase from $140 to $155.