Where Could We See Passenger Train Service Every 30 minutes?


By Noel T. Braymer

The current draft of the California State Rail Plans calls for most local passenger rail services to run at least every half hour by 2040. This would create good connections to rail service to almost anywhere in the State including future High Speed Rail service. So where are the places that are likely to see half hourly service in the near term? Once Caltrain is electrified in a few year, it is expected to run more frequent service. During the weekends now Caltrain runs service less than every hour and roughly hourly on off peak times during the work week. The first segment of High Speed Rail from the San Joaquin Valley to the Bay Area is expected by 2025. High Speed Rail is expected to run several trains an hour most of the day, 7 days a week from the beginning and add more train…

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