Caltrain Electrification Program

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Document Title
Caltrain Electrification Program
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use

Document Description
The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board proposes to convert the Peninsula Commute Service (Caltrain) from diesel-hauled to electric-hauled trains and install some 180 to 200 single-track miles of overhead contact system and approximately 13 traction power stations facilities for the destruction of electrical power to the electric rolling stock consisting of electric locomotives or electric multiple units. The purposes of this project are to improve Caltrain performance, reduce noise, improve regional air quality, and modernize Caltrain. Increase in Caltrain ridership, reductions in automobile congestion on parallel routes, reductions in energy consumption, reductions in train noise, and improvements in regional air quality are expected to result. Impacts include minor loss of land currently in agriculture use, the potential for encountering hazardous wastes, noise impacts of traction power stations, visual changes, and impacts during construction. Proposed mitigation measures include notification and approvals as required by Williamson Act, traction power station enclosures and adjustments to ventilation system, use of on-track construction approach for archeologically sensitive areas, avoidance of habitat areas, coordination with utility providers and advance notice to customers, a Worker Health and Safety Plan and management practices during construction.

Contact Information
Erik Olafsson
Peninsula Commute Joint Powers Board
1250 San Carlos Avenue P.O. Box 3006
San Carlos, CA 94070-1306

Phone : (650) 508-6368


San Francisco San Mateo Santa Clara
Total Acres
77 linear mi.
State Highways
82, 92, 85, 17, 87
San Francisco
Burlingame HS, Central HS, Bellarmine College Prep HS
South Lomita Canal, Easton, Sanchez, Cherry Creeks, Canyon Seal Slough Tributary B
Other Location Info
Nearest City: Caltrain rail corridor connects cities between and including San Francisco and Gilroy
Other Information
Airports: N.Y. Mineta San Jose International, San Carlos Airport, Moffett Federal Airport, SO County Airport Schools: Gwinn Elementary School, Palo Alto HS, Belle Aire School, and Redwood Continuation HS are adjacent to the Caltrain corridor. Others are presumed within two miles of corridor Waterways: Calabazas Creek, Los Gatos Creek, and others

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Transportation:Rail (Passenger Rail)
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Energy, Utilities, EMF/EMI

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