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Caltrain, High Speed Rail Could Share Tracks In Peninsula

Thursday, August 18, 2011

KCBS Radio

A new Caltrain study has found that high speed rail trains may be able to use the existing Caltrain tracks to move up and down the Peninsula.

The study found that the joint-use system would be possible if Caltrain were to get some major upgrades. It calls for the electrification of all trains, upgraded signals and the installation of passing tracks.

Palo Alto State Senator Joe Simitian said this idea of a blended system is moving the project towards the right track.

“Let’s scale the project back to something that is more affordable and frankly, more practical in terms of building community acceptance up and down the corridor,” he said.

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