Caltrain to begin $35 million upgrade to stations

Caltrain is beginning a yearlong $35 million construction project Saturday to update and modify the Palo Alto and California Avenue Caltrain stations.

The improvements will bring the stations up to par with the Americans with Disabilities Act and also improve track capacity and safety.

At the main Palo Alto station on University Avenue existing pedestrian underpasses and ramps will be modified and the platforms will be replaced with longer ones.

The California Avenue station will have the center-boarding platform replaced with outside-boarding platforms on both sides of the tracks. A new underpass will be added and a fence between platforms will also be added to prevent passengers from crossing between tracks, according to Caltrain.

Both stations will remain in service during construction and work will be carried out during the weekends, according to Caltrain spokesman Jonah Weinberg.

Caltrain expects few delays due to construction and any disruption would be announced and planned in advance to minimize inconveniences.

Bay City News

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

District 7 race leads supervisor contests in campaign contributions

The race to replace outgoing Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee has… Continue reading

Jones Street getting more pedestrian space after months of community pressure

Pedestrians on Jones Street will have more room to walk as early… Continue reading

Pandemic exacerbates food insecurity for San Franciscans in need

Mayor Breed proposes $45.7 million for meal programs under two-year budget

Doing No Harm: Ahimsa Sumchai

Doctor tracks health of Bayview residents affected by toxins from former shipyard

Most Read