Caltrain unveils new website


It's now easier to access train schedules and information with the new Caltrain website, launched this summer. Caltrain spent a year developing the site from user feedback, a press release said.

The website,, has a more "user-friendly" design. It features updated drop-down menus, an integrated search function and scalable font sizes to enhance readability. Users can translate the site into several languages with Google translator.

Trip planning is made more convenient with a direct link to Google Maps Trip Planner. Each Caltrain station also has its own page on the site, listing train times, types of service, available amenities and transit connections.

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Posted by same designers as Palo Alto's web site?
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 21, 2010 at 5:19 pm

The changes to the Caltrain web site are similar to the last set of changes to the City of Palo Alto web site. They changed the colors and layout, but there are few substantiative changes. The web site still has no important current information, e.g., delays and schedule changes (due to mechanical problems or whatever) or are any trains overcrowded and not accepting new passengers.

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Posted by caltrain rider
a resident of another community
on Jul 22, 2010 at 7:31 am

You did not mention from the actual press release: "Real-time train information will be added in mid-2011"

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Posted by Sethro
a resident of another community
on Jul 22, 2010 at 9:40 am

And how much did they spend on this?

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