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Proposed Closure of Atherton Caltrain Station

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The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board (PCJPB) will hold a public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed closure of the Atherton Caltrain Station. The closure will permanently discontinue service for Atherton station and remove the station from future timetables. On January 15, 2020 the Town of Atherton tentatively endorsed the closure of Atherton Station subject to an Agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties.

Today, the Atherton Caltrain station currently receives limited weekend-only service every 90 minutes with an average of 114 passengers per weekend day. The “center boarding” configuration of the station limits operations as trains traveling in the other direction must wait or “hold out” for safety purposes while the train at the station is boarding.

Public Meeting

Caltrain will hold a virtual meeting to present the proposals and receive comments from the public.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Info: https://zoom.us/j/97368870471
Webinar ID: 973 6887 0471 Access via Telephone: 1.669.900.9128; Meeting ID: 9736 8870 471

Public Meeting Presentation July 29, 2020 | Recorded Meeting 



Public Hearing

The Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board of Directors will hold a virtual public hearing to discuss the proposed station closure. The Board invites public comment on the potential closure of Atherton station at the hearing. The public may participate via a Zoom web link and/or by phone.


Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 9 a.m.
(or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard)
Zoom Info: https://zoom.us/j/95032112562
Webinar ID: 950 3211 2562 Access via Telephone: 1.669.900.9128; Meeting ID: 950 3211 2562

Prior to the hearing, comments may be sent by completing the online comment form at the bottom of this page, by mail, e-mail or phone:

Board Secretary
Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306
Changes@caltrain.com 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448)



For translation or interpretation assistance, call Caltrain at 1.800.660.4287 at least three days before the meeting.



The Caltrain Board of Directors is considering a proposal to close and discontinue service for Atherton Station. We are soliciting feedback from members of the public on the proposed service changes.

The Deadline to submit your comments is August 6th, 2020.

Please mark yes or no and provide additional comments about your position on the proposed station closure.

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