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CalTrain & SamTrans Service Changes Thanksgiving Day

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

On Thanksgiving Day, CalTrain will operate a normal Sunday schedule of 32 trains, with shuttle service to and from Tamien Station. CalTrain service will stop at San Jose, not continuing south to Gilroy. There will be baby bullet trains in the morning and evening hours. 

SamTrans will operate a normal Sunday schedule, which excludes all school bus routes that do not operate on a normal Sunday. Sunday service is, of course, less frequent than weekday service.

The day after Thanksgiving, CalTrain will operate a Saturday schedule, with shuttles running to and from Tamien Station. There will be baby bullet trains. SamTrans will operate a normal non-school day service.

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Tilton Avenue Bridge to be Replaced, Bus Bridge in Place Nov. 7th

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Many CalTrain bridges are over 100 years old, including the Tilton Avenue Bridge in San Mateo. As part of the San Mateo Bridges Replacement Project, CalTrain will replace the Tilton Avenue Bridge over the weekend of November 7th and 8th, with work starting at 8 PM Friday, Nov. 6, and ending at 5 AM Monday, Nov. 9.

As crews work along the bridge, the entire CalTrain system will be affected. Since track at the Tilton Avenue Bridge will be closed, northbound trains will stop at Hayward Park, and southbound trains will stop at Burlingame. 

Between the two stations, SamTrans will operate a bus bridge connecting the two stops on November 7th. By November 8th, CalTrain trains will be able to single-track across the Tilton Avenue Bridge, eliminating the bus bridge.

Riders can expect delays during single-tracking across the bridge and while the bus bridge is in place. The next bridge to be replaced in San Mateo will be in December, at the Monte Diablo Bridge. 

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Minor SamTrans Schedule Changes Effective Immediately

Posted on September 22, 2015 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Effective on September 21st, SamTrans has made their every-four-month service changes to better serve riders of the peninsula. 

Route 19 depart s14 minutes later than the previous schedule at Crespi Drive and Highway 1, in Pacifica, at 8:04 AM. The 19 will arrive at Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School at 8:44 AM. 

Route 60 departs Carlmont High School at 2:45 PM instead of 3:15 PM. Route 88 departs the bus stop at Bay Road and Harmon Drive 10 minutes later than before, en route to Encinal Elementary School.

Route 260 has been altered to better connect with CalTrain. The 260 now departs San Carlos CalTrain Station at 7:31 AM, 11 minutes later than the previous schedule. 

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