New Stockton train service made possible by state grant

March 14, 2018 by  

A grant has recently been awarded to the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) so that its train service offered on Mondays through Fridays can be extended to Saturday.

Commuters rely on these trains from Stockton to San Jose on a daily basis during the work week. Chris Kay, a spokesperson from the company, said that the decision on a starting date for this Saturday service has not yet been made, but it could begin as early as June.

Union Pacific owns the tracks on which ACE runs this service, so timing details need to be worked out. The plan would be to run two trains every Saturday morning from Stockton to San Jose, and have two trains return on Saturday evening.

The California State Transportation Agency awarded the grant to ACE to make this additional service possible.

Passengers of ACE have been requesting this service for quite some time, according to a news release from the company.

Executive director of the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission, Stacey Mortensen, said that the addition of such services can encourage people to take trains for their transportation needs.

Poster printing companies can be hired to create posters that can be displayed for such passengers, so they can become aware of the service and when they will be able to take advantage of it.