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Caltrain hikes fares, cuts service

Original post made on Oct 11, 2010

In an ongoing effort to close a $2.3 million budget gap, the Caltrain Board of Directors approved fare increases and service reductions Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 8, 2010, 12:49 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Joseph E. Davis, a resident of Woodside: Emerald Hills
on Oct 11, 2010 at 11:22 am

It is astonishing that Caltrain would cut train service in order to save $160,000 per year. Is there not ONE overpaid, useless employee they could fire instead?


Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 11, 2010 at 1:14 pm

This story from Bay City News has a major error.
"Caltrain, which serves an estimated 38,000 people every weekday..."
The 38,000 figure represents boardings. As virtually all weekday riders are round-trip passengers CalTrain only serves about half that number - 20,000 - each day.


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of another community
on Oct 11, 2010 at 2:36 pm

> CalTrain only serves about half that number - 20,000 - each day.

Most freeway traffic consists of round-trip commuters. By your count, do the freeways really only serve half the number of cars that use them?


Posted by Bob, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Oct 11, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Anonymous - always so antagonistic and jumping to conclusions without thinking through the posts .
By my count I just present the facts, not conjecture.
38,000 riders would account for 38,000 round-trips or 76,000 one way train trips or car trips.
38,000 boardings mean 19,000 round-trips or 38,000 one way train trip or car trips.


Posted by anonymous, a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Oct 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm

"As virtually all weekday riders are round-trip passengers"

While I generally agree, I'd like to point out I used Caltrain five times last month.

All one way.

It's a great service.


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