Caltrain and the City of South San Francisco, along with federal, state, and local elected officials, celebrated the completion of the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project with a ribbon-cutting event.
Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of South San Francisco, began construction on the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project in 2017. With funding from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, City of South San Francisco, and Federal Transit Administration, the $96.6 million project built a fully accessible station with a center-boarding platform, allowing riders to seamlessly move between platforms.
The modernized station provides updated amenities; improves Caltrain efficiency; and lays the foundation for Caltrain electrification that will run faster, cleaner, and quieter service. A new pedestrian and bicycle underpass enhances east-west connection; while the overall design integrates the station into the fabric of Downtown South San Francisco to better serve the community.
“Improving stations, such as the South San Francisco Station Improvement Project, is all part of Caltrain’s long term goals, especially given all the great development happening in this city,” said Charles Stone, Vice Chair of the Caltrain Board of Directors and Belmont City Councilmember. “As a long-time Caltrain passenger and advocate for more public transportation, increasing the number of trains and frequency of service has been one of my goals as a public servant, in addition to making station access safer, and more accessible for riders.”