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News photos: Public gets first look at Caltrain’s new electric equipment

By | September 26, 2022

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Two trainsets parked at station
Two trainsets parked at station
Two of Caltrain’s new Stadler EMU trainsets are displayed in San Franciscon on Sept. 24, 2022. Caltrain

SAN FRANCISCO — Caltrain has given the public the first look at its new electric multiple-unit trainsets, set to take over commuter rail service between San Francisco and San Jose in 2024.

The commuter operator brought two of the new trains, built by Stadler at its plant in Salt Lake City, to its Fourth and King station for public viewing Saturday in an event attended by a number of local politicians and government officials.

The seven-car trainsets will replace five- or six-car diesel trains. Features of the new equipment include digital onboard displays, power outlets at each forward-facing seat, expanded storage under the seats, and security cameras.

The agency plans additional public appearances for the new equipment in early 2023.

U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier checks out the controls of one of the new Caltrain EMU trainsets. Caltrain
Man in bathroom of passenger train
A visitor examines a restroom on one of the new Caltrain EMU trainsets. Caltrain

5 thoughts on “News photos: Public gets first look at Caltrain’s new electric equipment

  1. There is no OCS CAT shown. So how were the interiors powered ?
    Is there a connection so station 480 volt can be connected. Noticed that there was no 480 V connected at the bumper posts. Could not find amy place to connect 480 on front of the units at bumper posts.

    1. With power from the diesels that towed them to San Francisco…hence why you see no connection to station power.

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