ACE train to run limited service starting Thursday

Operation to resume after weather, flooding forces three-day cancellation

After a three-day cancellation of service, the Altamont Corridor Express commuter train line will begin running again Thursday on a limited schedule.

On Thursday, only two trains will be in service, according to an update on ACE's Facebook page: the morning ACE 03, which leaves Livermore at 6:40 a.m. and arrives in Pleasanton at 6:48 a.m, and the evening ACE 06, stopping in Pleasanton at 5:28 p.m. and Livermore at 5:37 p.m.

ACE officials, who originally hoped to run four trains total on Friday, subsequently announced that it would run only the ACE 03 morning and ACE 06 evening trains on Friday.

Trains used Thursday and Friday will be eight-car sets, ACE officials said.

On Presidents' Day Monday, the ACE 03 and 05 trains are set to operate in the mornings, and the ACE 04 and 06 trains evenings.

According to ACE spokesman Chris Kay, flooding along other tracks in the Central Valley due to rising water along the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and a train derailment south of Elk Grove forced Union Pacific Railroad, which operates the tracks, to reroute freight trains through the ACE route.

The rerouting then prompted ACE to cancel its commuter service Monday through Wednesday, Kay said.

ACE normally runs four westbound trains from Stockton in the morning and four eastbound trains from San Jose in the afternoon. The line has 10 stations in Santa Clara, Alameda and San Joaquin counties.

For more information or to view train schedules, visit ACE's website.

Information from Bay City News Service was used in this report.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story listed incorrect times for the ACE 03 service. The correct times are now included. The Pleasanton Weekly regrets the error.


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Posted by SophiaJones1978
a resident of Avignon
on Feb 16, 2017 at 4:41 am

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Does anybody know how long it's going to run on a limited schedule? I really hope that the trains will start running on the normal schedule soon.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:15 pm

The listed times in this article are incorrect:
1 leaves Pleasanton at 5:33 AM, but it is not running, the
3 leaves Pleasanton at 6:48 AM. Best to check

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Posted by Jeremy Walsh, editor
associate editor
on Feb 16, 2017 at 4:44 pm

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Thank you for pointing that out, Dave. The correct times should be listed now.

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