Caltrain ridership up, on-time performance down 

Caltrain has for the ninth time in the last 10 months recorded an increase in its average weekday ridership totals.

During March, an average of 37,503 passengers rode the system each weekday, a 4 percent increase from the same time last year. The commuter train  service runs from San Francisco to Gilroy.

Although ridership increased, the agency did report a drop in on-time performance for March. Trains arrived as scheduled for 93.6 percent of their runs, a significant decrease from the 96.7 percent mark the agency established in March 2010. Caltrain officials blamed the drop off to mechanical malfunctions and signal problems.

Last month, Caltrain’s board of directors signed off on a budget proposal that will stave off any service cuts, a remarkable turnaround from earlier projections.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

 

 

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