Caltrain celebrates its newly refurbished 22nd Street Station today at an event thanking the Dogpatch and Northwest Potrero Hill Green Benefits District (GBD) for improving the station.
In February of this year, GBD began work on the station, delivering a newly resurfaced plaza and walkway, seat walls, improved fencing, enhanced landscaping and new lighting. Funding for the renovation was provided to Dogpatch neighbors by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).
The renovation benefited from the help of numerous San Francisco City Departments. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) collaborated with the GBD to provide a new, designated parking area for motorcycle and scooter parking. The SFMTA also added secure bike lockers and a bike share station and recoded curbs around the station for easier pick up and drop off. San Francisco Public Works installed new LED lights adjacent to the station.
“The Dogpatch and Potrero are vibrant and growing neighborhoods, and they deserve a sharp, modern station to match,” said Caltrain Board Chair Gillian Gillett. “This collaborative effort to benefit transit users is a model of partnerships done right.”
“Development in San Francisco is edging closer and closer to our major transit corridors,” said Julie Christensen, Executive Director of the GBD. “That's great because it makes those modes of transportation more accessible, but it also makes it important to better integrate those pathways into the urban fabric.”
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited 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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