by ST Saint
Looks like the refurbished cars are getting the stripe from the chargers. I'm surprised how far they're departing from their previous look, but refurbished and new equipment is better than old.
The Altamont Corridor Express’ expansion into Stanislaus and Sacramento counties is expected to be delayed by two yearsThe existing route: Schedules - ACE Rail - San Jose - Fremont - Livermore - Tracy - Lathrop/Manteca - Stockton
According to the most recent ACE management timeline, the first trains will not run until late 2026, a local news report said. Officials attribute the delay, in part, to a lengthy review procedure by Union Pacific Railroad, which runs freight trains on the same tracks as the passenger trains.
ACE WILL BRANCH TO SACRAMENTO AND MERCED
ACE runs four weekday round trips between Stockton and San Jose, aimed at commuters to Bay Area jobs. It stops at the Lathrop/Manteca border and in Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Santa Clara and San Jose.
ACE will expand north to Sacramento and south to Merced, with various stations opening between 2026 and 2030 under the current timeline.
The southern extension will have stations by late 2026 in Manteca, Modesto and Ceres. North Lathrop and Ripon will get theirs in 2027, followed by Livingston in 2029 and Merced in 2030.
The northern branch will have stations by late 2026 in Elk Grove, Midtown Sacramento and Natomas. Stops will be added in Lodi in 2027 and at Sacramento City College and Old North Sacramento in 2029.