Caltrain will hold a public meeting on the proposed closure of the Atherton Caltrain Station on Wednesday, July 29. A public hearing will follow at the Board of Director’s meeting on August 6th.

Prior to the coronavirus  pandemic, the Atherton Caltrain Station received limited weekend-only service every 90 minutes with an average of 114 passengers per weekend day. Weekday service to the station was cut in 2005 due to low demand.

In January of this year, the Town of Atherton tentatively endorsed the closure of the Atherton station subject to an agreement on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two parties. The station’s closure would result in reduced noise and increased safety for Atherton residents. Atherton is in the process of redeveloping its Civic Center, and closing the station would free up additional property for that project.

Public Meeting
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Info:
Webinar ID: 973 6887 0471
Access via Telephone: 1.669.900.9128
Meeting ID: 9736 8870 471

Public Hearing
Thursday, August 6, 2020, 9 a.m.
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Webinar ID: 950 3211 2562
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Meeting ID: 950 3211 2562

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