South San Francisco Station Improvement Project


The new South San Francisco Station, located directly south of its previous location, will soon be accessible from Downtown and Poletti Way in South San Francisco. The station features a 700-foot center-boarding platform and pedestrian underpass. passengers will no longer have to cross the tracks to board the train. The improvements will also make the station fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

This $96.6 million project is funded through a combination of San Mateo County Transportation Authority, City of South San Francisco, and Federal Transit Administration funds.

The new platform completed in September eliminated the “holdout rule” in the station. Before trains had to “hold out” beyond the South San Francisco station if another train was at the platform. Multiple trains are now safe to enter or pass through the station at a time, allowing for more flexibility in scheduling, which is critical for future increased electrified service.

Station Amenities:

  • New pedestrian and bicycle access from downtown and connection to east side of the city
  • 2 Ticket Vending Machines and 4 Clipper card readers on the platform
  • Multiple shelters with seating
  • Parking lot access to the platform
  • E-Bike Lockers (coming soon)
  • 24 Bike Racks accommodates 48 bikes
  • New shuttle pick up/drop-off area
  • Upgraded lighting fixtures

Transit Connections

A Caltrain shuttle stop is relocated on Poletti Way, on the east side of the station.

Schedules available at

SamTrans Routes 38 and 292 serve South San Francisco Station

Passengers with a Caltrain Clipper Monthly Pass 2+ zones can ride free on SamTrans Local routes

Rendering of New Station 

Please note: The east and west underpass entrances are still under construction and will open soon. Please continue to use the current station access points from Dubuque Ave. and the stairs leading to Grand Ave.


Still have questions?

Please call Caltrain Customer Service at 1-800-660-4287 or email

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