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Date: 03/26/20 13:06
Caltrain Timetable to Shrink Even Further
Author: milepost20

Before the health crisis Caltrain operated 92 trains on weekdays(46 round trips).  This was
reduced to 70 trains with the elimination of all Baby Bullet service on March 17th.  A further
reduction will now come into effect this Monday 3/30 with a 42 train schedule.

Service will basically be hourly with a few additional runs during peak hours.  All trains will
be locals stopping at all stations.  One of the three Gilroy roundtrips will be suspended.
Weekend service will continue on the old schedule(you can still go to Broadway and Atherton!).

The latest figures have Caltrain ridership down by 86%.  The new timetable effective 3/30:

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/20 18:54 by milepost20.

Date: 03/26/20 13:46
Re: Caltrain Timetable to Shrink Even Further
Author: CPCoyote

Wow!  Hard to believe ridership would drop that much.  42 trains is less than SP had in the bad old days of the late 70s before the state took over the service.  I believe there were 46 trains then, and of course, no Gilroy service.

Date: 03/26/20 14:27
Re: Caltrain Timetable to Shrink Even Further
Author: ctillnc

Not hard to believe. Go to Google Maps and turn on the traffic view. It's 5:22 pm Eastern as I type this, and nearly every expressway in Atlanta is green. Every expressway in Miami/Ft Lauderdale and Tampa/St Pete is green. The only yellow/red in Orlando is because of two wrecks. Same story in DC, Baltimore, Philly, NYC, and Boston. At this time of day, a traffic map of those metros is usually solid orange/red.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/20 14:27 by ctillnc.

Date: 03/26/20 15:17
Re: Caltrain Timetable to Shrink Even Further
Author: goduckies

Yup plus with all the tech companies working from home. That's a huge hit right there.

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