Some good and some bad Caltrain news: baby bullet trains on weekends, but fewer trains on weekdays.
Beginning Jan. 1, the Caltrain fare for each zone will increase 25 cents, with multi-ride tickets and passes adjusted accordingly. In addition, four midday trains will be eliminated. The changes were approved by the Caltrain Board of Directors in October to close a $2.3 million gap in the Fiscal Year 2010 operating budget.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, Caltrain will introduce weekend Baby Bullet service, a pilot project aimed at increasing revenue and ridership for the rail system.
iCaltrain has been updated to show the new schedule, and the schedule is now color coded to show baby bullet and limited-stop trains.