About Caltrain

Caltrain provides commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy.

The San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company began passenger rail service on the Peninsula in 1863. The system we know today as Caltrain had its start in 1992, when the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PDF Agreement, 1.42MB) took over the operation of the train.

Vision: Provide a safe, reliable, sustainable modern rail system that meets the growing mobility needs of the San Francisco Bay Area region.

News - Read the latest news releases from the Office of Public Affairs.

Board of Directors - The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, which owns and operates Caltrain, consists of representatives from San Francisco, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

Meetings - Board of Director meetings, Advisory Commitee meetings and community meetings.

Advisory Committees
- Representatives from various segments of the community who act in an advisory capacity to the tri-county Caltrain policy board.

Doing Business
- Information on how to bid for contracts, advertise on the train or at stations and how to apply for permits to film on Caltrain property.

Sustainability - Information about the District’s Sustainability Program.

Statistics & Reports - commute fleet listing, ridership counts, quarterly reports, financials, budgets and the history of Caltrain.

History - Passenger service on the peninsula corridor began on Oct. 18, 1863 under the authority of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company.

Jobs - Career opportunites at the San Mateo County Transit District

JPB Agreements - JPB and Union Pacific Railroad agreements

Public Notices - List of all active public notices

Public Records Act (PRA) Requests - Guidelines to implement the California Public Records Act, commencing at section 6250 of the Government Code, and other applicable statutes and case law, by setting forth the procedures to be followed when making records available to the public.

MTC - The Metropolitan Transportation Committee is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the Bay Area region.

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