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Around Town

ZOOMING ALONG — SORT OF . . . You have to admit, there is a certain irony to Caltrain officials' announcement this week of planned improvements to the railway system. Dubbed Project 2025, the plan envisions up to 10 fast, electrified trains zooming up and down the Peninsula per hour, making for a "world-class rapid rail transit system." Estimated time of arrival for this system? A distant 20 years from now. Nonetheless, officials are not daunted. Robert Doty, Caltrain director of rail operations, engineering and construction, calls the current railway antiquated at best. "Right now we're running a system that is little better than was operating in the 1950s,'' Doty said. "The U.S. is a Third World country when it comes to rail travel, but this will make Caltrain a world-class rapid rail transit system." Specific projects include improvements to the north terminal in San Francisco and the south terminal in San Jose and, by 2012, replacing diesel trains with electric ones and opening the Dumbarton Rail Corridor over the bay between Menlo Park and Union City. Cost estimates are still being developed, but planners expect Project 2025 to be a "multi-billion dollar undertaking" funded from a variety of sources, including local, state and federal government.

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