Add jack hammering to the tweets and toots

Beginning tonight and continuing through Thursday (August 27), Menlo Park neighborhoods adjacent to the Caltrain tracks will hear new noises about the time the louder tweets and toots are put to bed for the night. Work on Caltrain’s Grade Crossing Improvement Program at Encinal, Glenwood and Ravenswood Avenues will take place from 8:00 pm to […]

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Menlo Park’s train station is oldest in state of California

Looks like the winner for oldest building still standing in Menlo Park is the train station, which now serves Caltrain passengers. It was constructed in 1867 by the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad Company and is the oldest railroad passenger station in California. The Victorian ornamentation was added in the 1890s when the station […]

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Keep the tweets and toots, decrease the volume

Label it the “big wake up call” of the summer of 2009. Beginning in late July, Menlo Park residents – and not just those close to the train tracks – noticed that the Caltrain horns were considerably louder. Officials at the agency confirmed that residents weren’t just hearing things. Their trains had flunked a recent […]

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