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Public invited to grand opening of $140m Caltrain maintenance hub on Sat., 9/29

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  • Asha Agrawal
    Public invited to grand opening of $140m Caltrain maintenance hub Posted by: 9/24 Caltrain batn@yahoogroups.com batn_control Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:28 pm (PST)
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      Public invited to grand opening of $140m Caltrain maintenance hub

      Posted by: "9/24 Caltrain" batn@yahoogroups.com   batn_control
      Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:28 pm (PST)
      Published Monday, September 24, 2007, by Caltrain

      Caltrain Set to Open New $140M Maintenance Facility

      Caltrain will officially open its new Centralized Equipment
      Maintenance & Operations Facility on Saturday, Sept. 29. After
      nearly three years of construction, this $140 million facility
      will finally provide Caltrain with its first-ever "home" for
      maintenance and operations.

      The new facility will accommodate critical activities, including
      inspections, maintenance, repairs, train washing and storage. CEMOF
      will consolidate Caltrain's existing maintenance facilities and
      provide the capacity to complete certain maintenance that had to be
      contracted out until now. The change is particularly welcome for
      employees, who have had to work outside in all kinds of weather
      with few amenities, often crawling on the ground to do repairs.

      The CEMOF grand opening will be open to the public and include a
      community open house as well. Attendees will park at the nearby San
      Jose Diridon Caltrain Station and be brought to the CEMOF site on a
      special train that will depart the station at 10 a.m. Diridon station
      is located at 65 Cahill St. Attendees who cannot arrive in time for
      the train ride can take a special SamTrans shuttle that will depart
      from the Diridon station for the CEMOF location every 15 minutes from
      10:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

      The event will begin with a short program at 10:30 a.m., including
      comments from local, state and federal officials, including Amtrak
      President Alexander Kummant. Immediately afterward, attendees may
      tour the facility and get an explanation of the types of maintenance
      and repairs that will take place at CEMOF.

      The special train will return to Diridon station at 12:30 p.m.,
      however attendees are welcome to leave before or after that time via
      the shuttles, which will run back to the train station until 1 p.m.

      Media Contact: Jonah Weinberg, 650.508.6238
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