April 8, 2011 > Caltrain raising commuter fares, cutting service
Caltrain raising commuter fares, cutting service
Submitted By AP Wire Service
SAN FRANCISCO (AP), Apr 06 - Budget woes are forcing Caltrain officials to raise commuter fares and cut service.
After dire warnings last month, the San Jose Mercury News says Caltrain scrapped the worst of its proposed cutbacks on Tuesday but will still halt 10 trains, close several stations and raise fares in July.
The popular 77-mile Santa Clara County to San Francisco commuter line needs to close a $30 million budget deficit.
Fares will rise 25 cents.
The proposed 76-train schedule is far better than last month's worst-case scenario that would have had only 48 trains.
The Hayward Park Station in San Mateo, Capitol Station in San Jose and Bayshore stop at the Brisbane-San Francisco line will be closed entirely.
Information from: San Jose Mercury News, http://www.sjmercury.com