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On Monday, August 20, 2018, Caltrain will begin work on new pedestrian safety improvements at the Ravenswood Avenue Caltrain crossing. These include more-clearly marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering, tactile pavement markers and guardrails and installation of upgraded pedestrian crossing gates.

Regularly scheduled construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

These improvements are part of a yearlong project at 15 rail crossings along Caltrain’s Peninsula corridor from San Francisco to San Jose. The project aims to improve pedestrian safety while discouraging motorists from stopping too close to the tracks. The project started in June 2018 and is expected to wrap up by summer 2019.

To learn more about the project, including other crossings that may affect your commute, please visit the Caltrain project website or subscribe to Caltrain’s weekly construction notices.

From Menlo Park Updates; used with permission

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Caltrain Holiday Train comes to Menlo Park on December 4

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The Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a Bay Area tradition since 2001, is a free family event that brings together thousands of local community members in the spirit of joy and giving. It will stop at the Menlo Park train station on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7:45 pm. Decorated with 70,000 […]

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Facebook and Caltrain in discussion about funding Dumbarton Corridor West Bay segment

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Facebook is in talks with Caltrain to contribute $1 million to planning for transit on the Dumbarton Corridor West Bay segment, all options “from bus to rail to gondolas*,”according to Mark Simon presenting at a Caltrain board meeting on November 5. Simon said that the evaluation would be for transit open to the public (so this isn’t […]

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City Councilman Ray Mueller to hold office hours at Cafe Zoe on March 2

Emails Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller: “On Monday night, March 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, I will be holding office hours at Cafe Zoe [1929 Menalto Ave.], specifically to hear from the public, and provide information, regarding the Caltrain crossing at the Ravenswood intersection. “I’d like to thank Kathleen Daly in advance for providing […]

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Preview of new model railroad in Menlo Park scheduled for December 6 & 7

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After a year’s hiatus, a holiday favorite resumes this year when the West Bay Model Railroad Association will unveil its new railroad layout — a work in progress —  at two open houses on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7 at the Model Railroad Building, 1090 Merrill St. in Menlo Park. The hours are 2:00 to […]

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Caltrain celebrates 150 anniversary of rail service with a stop in Menlo Park

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The Sons of the Golden West presented a plaque commemorating the Menlo Park Train Depot (1867) to Menlo Park Mayor Ray Mueller as other City Council members looked on this morning. The occasion was the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the railroad from Francisco to San Jose. Photo by Clay Curtin

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Caltrain celebration of 150 years of Peninsula service continues with free train ride on Jan. 18

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Caltrain continues its celebration of 150 years of the Peninsula Commute Service. The next event will honor the completion of the line from San Francisco to San Jose. The line was completed in January of 1864. A special 150th Anniversary train, free to the public, will depart from San Francisco and return from Santa Clara Saturday, […]

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Caltrain’s 150th Anniversary Celebration at Menlo Park

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We stopped by today’s celebration of Caltrain’s 150th Anniversary at the Menlo Park Caltrain station. It was a wonderful family event – lots to see and enjoy. Here are some photos of today’s celebration!

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You’re invited to ride the rails in Menlo Park at West Bay Model RR at two upcoming holiday shows

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Did you know that here are a couple of other railroads in Menlo Park — other than Caltrain. One, in West Menlo, is a private “live steam” layout. Another is a real Menlo Park treasure – the West Bay Model Railroad Association. Located in the old Southern Pacific freight building just south of the Menlo Park […]

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Menlo Park celebrates clock tower’s 25th birthday

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On a cloudless June day, about 40 locals gathered yesterday in the shadow of the Clock Tower at the Menlo Park Transportation Center. It was exactly 25 years ago that the Center was built to integrate rail, bus, auto, bicycle and pedestrian transportation elements in one central location. The visually defining element of the Center […]

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Menlo Park clock tower gets ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary

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Envisioned in the 1980s as a visible focus for the Menlo Park Transportation Center, the city’s clock tower is getting spruced up in anticipation for an anniversary celebration planned for Tuesday, June 19 at 11:00 am, sponsored by the Menlo Park Historical Association. The Transportation Center provides train, bus, bicycle and automobile transport service in […]

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