The new low-floor tram trains extend the public transport of the regional metropolis into the regional medium-sized towns as they can be operated as trams in the city and as interurban trains on the existing railway infrastructure, hence eliminating the need to change trains.
These Citylink vehicles are fitted with a pantograph for 600 / 750 V operation and with two 6-cylinder diesel-gen sets featuring AdBlue technology, which ensure the mobility on the railway sections of the network.
After decades of hard work by locals, passenger trains will once again connect the North Bay’s communities by rail: Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will begin passenger rail service in December 2016.
This is another example of a local DMU based train system within our region, similar in design and concept to the VTA-Sprinter.
In our case, an EDMU would run off diesel generators between Blossom Hill and Tamien, overhead electrical power between Tamien and Santa Clara and back to diesel generators between Santa Clara and Alviso.
Here we have a couple of examples for our best guess for travel times using the VTA-Sprinter. Obviously, these times will have to be clarified when boarding times and scheduling conflicts with other train services are taken into consideration. They are simply presented here to get a feeling for the potential impact of adding this service.
Here is a look at game day at Levi’s stadium, starting at Tamien, where the Light Rail and VTA-Sprinter would both stop. The Light Rail numbers are from the VTA Santa Teresa to Levi’s schedule. We used the times for the special train that does not require a transfer from the Alum Rock to Mountain View routes.
There are a lot of creative people with many ideas as to what this train system should be called. So, the best way to be fair would be to gather all the proposals together and let everyone vote. You may select as many names as you want, but they will be rated based on the most times a specific name is selected.
Welcome to the home of the Silicon Valley VTA Sprinter Advocates. We are a coalition of neighborhood representatives who are attempting to get VTA to explore the installation of an eBart system in Santa Clara County, to complement the existing transportation systems and to connect to the Silicon Valley BART system that is currently under construction.
There has been a lot of verbal support for the idea from neighborhood members and some local political leaders. However, it has reached the stage where we now need to put together some tangible proposals to help initiate a true engineering review.