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At A Glance

  • Client

    Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB)
  • Estimated Value

    $1 Billion
  • Location

    San Mateo, California
  • Role

    Engineer-of-Record

Project Description

The Caltrain Peninsula Corridor Electrification Program (PCEP) is a key element of the Caltrain Modernization Program (CalMod) including electrification and other projects that upgrade the performance, efficiency, capacity, safety, and reliability of Caltrain service. The Electrification Program electrifies the Corridor from San Francisco to San Jose and replaces Caltrain’s diesel-electric locomotive powered trains with high-performance electric multiple units (EMU), reducing air pollution and providing efficient service to more riders. The new trains increase service to six trains per peak hour per direction with speed up to 79 mph. As the Engineer of Record for this Design-Build Project, PGH Wong’s scope of work includes the design of 25 kV ac traction power substations, 25 kV ac switching and parallel stations, overhead catenary system (OCS), communications, supervisory controls, and integration with the signaling system including such supporting elements such as OCS structures, utilities, and cables and raceways.

Key Features

  • Replaces diesel-electric locomotive powered trains with high-performance electric multiple units (EMU)
  • Implements clean and efficient 25 kV ac electrification system for Caltrain
  • The Caltrain Modernization Program paves the way for integration with the California High-Speed Rail System.
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