SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Anticipating a return of office workers and students to schools, Caltrain officials increased service Monday, offering 104 trains per weekday including the return of the Baby Bullet express routes.
The transit system — linking San Jose, the Peninsula and San Francisco — also will be discounting all of its non-Go Pass fares by 50% during the month of September.READ MORE: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
The new schedule — topping pre-pandemic level of service — will be providing increased service and frequency throughout the day and into the evening. Service during the weekday peak commuting hours (6 a.m. to 9 a.m., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.) will be increased to four trains per hour.READ MORE: Advocates for Immigrant Rights March From Santa Rosa to Healdsburg
System officials said a part of plan was also the restoration of the third Gilroy train, which includes direct service to College Park station.MORE NEWS: Pelosi Expects House to Pass Infrastructure Bill This Week
“Caltrain developed the timetable with an emphasis on improving BART connections at the Millbrae Transit Center,” the system said in a news release. “Under the new timetable, the majority of connections during weekdays are between eight and 15 minutes, just right for rider convenience while flexible enough to avoid missing transfers.”