BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

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Re: BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

Post by farecard » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:46 pm

When electrified, what happens on the south end?
Transfers at Tamien Station?

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Re: BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

Post by The EGE » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:26 pm

The existing Gilroy turns (and the planned extension to Watsonville, Castroville, and Salinas) will still run under diesel power to San Francisco.

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Re: BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

Post by John_Perkowski » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:40 pm

What was that about California donating more money to the Nation than it receives?

This sounds, to this Native Son of the Golden West, like an attempt to get the rest of us to pay for the needs of the Bay Area Counties...
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Re: BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

Post by farecard » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:04 pm

I'd of thunk they would want to minimize the Diesel consists; and not slow down the EMU's behind them.....

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Re: BART, Amtrak exploring possible joint transbay crossing

Post by lpetrich » Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:06 am

Electrification of Caltrain is underway: CalMod - Caltrain Modernization - the foundations are currently half-done, and poles and wires are going up between South SF and San Mateo.

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