Inside the second floor auditorium of the Caltrain administrative offices, Caltrain staff listened to the questions and concerns of citizens about several potential changes.
The possible changes include restoring trains 236, 237, 256 and 257 to the Caltrain weekday schedule, adding two trains to the evening peak commute period, and adding stops at Sunnyvale and Palo Alto.
Eight citizens spoke up with the following suggestions:
- Adding trains after 7pm rather than restoring service during the day
- Reducing service to Tamien in order to save time.
- Keep the Baby Bullet express service from San Francisco to San Jose to under one-hour
One concerned man asked the board what impact the changes to the schedule will have on transfers to the VTA light rail. Staff said the changes will have no impact to riders in the evening because VTA times its light rail trains to meet Caltrain arrivals.
As the hour-long meeting ended, staff encouraged people to turn in comments by June 8. Comments can be submitted at the meeting or by June 8 via e-mail to email@example.com, via phone at 1-800.660-4287 or via mail at P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306.
The board will consider the changes and suggestions at the next board meeting on June 7; changes that will not go into effect until fall.