Agnew Siding Track Infrastructure Project
SAFETY RELIABILITY SERVICE
Located just south of the Santa Clara – Great America station, the Agnew Siding Track Infrastructure Project (Agnew Siding) proposes to add much needed capacity along the Coast Subdivision. Capitol Corridor is leading the project in partnership with Union Pacific and involves the construction of 2,900 feet of new track, two new #15 power turnouts, signal improvement, and other necessary site work
such as ballast, grading, excavation, and drainage. With additional track construction in this area, Agnew Siding will:
- Reduce passenger and freight train delays impacting a complex
network of systems
- Strengthen passenger and train operator safety with reduced
- Attract increased ridership through improved service reliability
- Store special train equipment for high volume sports and
Alviso Wetland Railroad Adaptation Alternatives Study
Evaluates sea level rise adaptation options for railroad tracks between Newark and Santa Clara to improve resiliency of railroad infrastructure, enhance species and habitat restoration efforts, and ensure that such infrastructure can support future plans for increased passenger train service between Oakland and San Jose. The Study engaged a broad range of stakeholders between 2018 and 2020 and set up solid foundation for future adaptation efforts, which will require additional funding, technical analyses, and partnerships with various stakeholders. The final Study Report can be found here.
SAFETY RELIABILITY ENVIRONMENT
Passenger Information System Replacement and Upgrade
Upgrades the current digital signs at stations that display train arrival times and service alerts.
Sacramento to Roseville Third Track Project
Adds two round trips between the Sacramento and Roseville stations, with seven more round trips scheduled to be added in future years.
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Safety and Security Improvements
Implements measures to reduce illegal public trespassing along the railroad right-of-way, in order to prevent pedestrian injuries and fatalities.
Signal Replacement and Upgrades
Replaces outdated signal systems in order to reduce train delays.
South Bay Connect
State Route 84 Intermodal Facility
The proposed Intermodal Transit Facility on State Route 84 (SR84) would build on regional transit efforts in the existing Ardenwood Park-and-Ride lot to promote and encourage multi-modal travel and connectivity. Based on early project planning, the new facility would add westbound and eastbound bus stop platforms on SR84, allowing buses to stay on the route instead of having to exit and make turns to stop at the current Park-n-Ride lot. From this platform on SR84, passengers would take an elevator or stairs down to a pedestrian pathway, which would lead to the future Ardenwood rail station and the adjacent Park-and-Ride lot.
This project is being proposed separately from the South Bay Connect project and the proposed rail station at Ardenwood.
Statewide Integrated Travel Program
Invests in statewide trip planning and fare integration among multiple agencies using modern software platforms to enhance connectivity, efficiency, and ridership across California.
Capitol Corridor is committed to advancing California’s goal of zero-emissions by 2035, and has plans to achieve this by migrating fuels sources over to renewable diesel. In 2016, CCJPA began the exploration of alternative fuel options in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board (CARB). By 2017, the initial tests for renewable fuels began on the F-59 Tier II locomotives. Subsequently, testing on the Tier IV Charger locomotives commenced the following year. After 6,000 hours of testing across the fleet of Capitol Corridor locomotives, the test phase was completed in 2021. The next phase of the program includes an analysis on the locomotive engine parts, gathering data on fuel usage to project position emissions, and finally a submission to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With EPA certification in place, the Capitol Corridor will be positioned to run its fleet of equipment completely on renewable diesel. Check out our Behind the Scenes: Renewable Diesel video for additional details about the project.
Door Panel Replacement
The fleet of equipment supporting the Capitol Corridor service received regular and routine maintenance. From time-to-time certain components of the equipment pass their usefulness and require replacement. Such was the case with our door panels. As they were reaching end of life, their performance suffered with doors getting stuck or not aligning properly when in the closed position—ultimately translating into delays for riders. The CCJPA team lead the procurement for new door panels for all train cars, and the installation was completed in 2021. Check out our Behind the Scenes: Door Panel Replacement video for additional details about the project.