UPDATE: Hillsdale Station to Temporarily Close for Construction

UPDATE: Hillsdale Station to Temporarily Close for Construction


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This Saturday, May 16, Caltrain’s Hillsdale Station in San Mateo will temporarily close for up to six months as part of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.

During the closure, trains will not serve the Hillsdale Station. Passengers are advised to utilize the Belmont Station instead. To accommodate San Mateo riders, Belmont Station parking will be free of charge for Caltrain customers until the newly constructed Hillsdale Station opens in the fall. For more information on station access alternatives, including free connecting SamTrans bus and shuttle service, visit

Due to the shelter-in-place order and low ridership, Caltrain continues to operate reduced weekday service with all trains making local stops. Weekend Baby Bullet service will move from Hillsdale to the Belmont Station. Departure times at all other stations will remain the same. Updated weekday and weekend timetables effective May 16 are available online.

Customers are advised to plan accordingly as the temporary station closure may add additional time to your commute.

Upon completion of construction, the Hillsdale Station will be relocated about one block north of its current location, between 28th and 31st Avenues. The new station will have an elevated center-boarding platform allowing for safer, more convenient pedestrian access.

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares or for help planning your trip, call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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Caltrain News


May 11, 2020

Media Contact: Alex Eisenhart, 650.622.7850