South San Francisco Station to Temporarily Close for Construction


This weekend, August 29-30, Caltrain’s South San Francisco Station will be closed as part of the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project.  South San Francisco Station will reopen before the first train on Monday, August 31.

During the closure, trains will not serve the South San Francisco Station. There will be no alternative transportation provided at South San Francisco Station for this closure. Passengers are advised to use the nearby Bayshore Station or San Bruno Station, which have parking and will receive regular weekend service.

Construction will take place around the clock, in order to minimize the amount of time the station is closed.

Caltrain, in coordination with the City of South San Francisco, is currently replacing the existing South San Francisco Station with a new center boarding platform connecting to a pedestrian underpass. The project consists of track work, signal work and new platform amenities. The project improves safety by eliminating the hold out rule and will provide increased connectivity along Grand Avenue to downtown South San Francisco. The improvements will also make the station fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project is expected to be completed early next year.

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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