as ACE, provides commuter rail service between Stockton and San Jose
Monday thru Friday (except for holidays).
This service uses the former W.P. route over the Altamont pass, which is located west of Tracy Ca, in the coast range mountains.
Prior to 1998 the last passenger service was in March 1970 over this route, when the famed "Calif Zephyr" operated by the Western Pacific Railroad made its last run. Portions of the route also use former Southern Pacific trackage.
Funding for this
by the counties of San Joaquin, Alameda, and Santa Clara under the
the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission
CalTrans also is
funding for Trains 2 and 7, which are also considered part of the
Amtrak San Joaquin Service. This funding became available
to relieve some of the mid-day auto congestion while
Interstate 205 is being upgraded
additonal lanes in both east and west directions.
are made at
Lathrop/Manteca, Tracy, Vasco Road in
Livermore, Pleasanton, Fremont, Great America in Santa Clara, and San
Pictured above is
shortly after its 2:15pm arrival from San Jose, at the Ace Station and
Headquarters, located in the former Southern Pacific passenger
station. (For a higher resolution view just click here).