Caltrain electrification meeting set for tonight
Original post made on Feb 28, 2013
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on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:26 pm
So if the HSR uses a combination of raised railway and slightly trenched roads crossing under the railway, won't the newly electrified (in 2019) Caltrain tracks be ripped up a few years later when the HSR actually builds in Palo Alto? or is it really expected that electrification might happen in late 2020's?
(see grade separation Dec 29, 2012)
on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:09 pm
I agree with your puzzlement over how electrification and HSR construction would be sequenced, and the obvious duplication of effort (and disruption).
Of course I have also wondered how any train operation on the Peninsula would be able to continue during the 2-4 year HSR construction. I suppose it would not.
on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm
I don't see how anything can be done by either Caltrain or HSR without the full cooperation of the other.
These two should be working hand in glove.
This just goes to show how we need a transportation guru for the Bay Area. No man is an island, or more correctly, no transit authority is an island. Without full interaction between all transit authorities in the Bay Area, no major work should be done.
I will repeat, WITHOUT FULL INTERACTION BETWEEN ALL TRANSIT AUTHORITIES IN THE BAY AREA NO MAJOR WORK SHOULD EVEN BE HINTED AT.