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Hillsdale station (Caltrain)

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Platforms  2 side platforms
Owner  Caltrain
Tracks  2
Hillsdale station (Caltrain)
Location  3333 El Camino Real San Mateo, CA 94403
Owned by  Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s)  Caltrain   Local service   Limited-stop service   Baby Bullet
Connections  AC Transit: M Samtrans: KX, ECR, 57, 62, 250, 251, 256, 292, 294, 295, 397, 398
Address  San Mateo, CA 94403, United States

Hillsdale is one of three Caltrain stations in San Mateo, California. The station is next to the (now demolished) Bay Meadows Racetrack and close to the Hillsdale Shopping Center.

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Station amenities

  • Caltrain ticket machines
  • 8-Ride ticket validators
  • Market (Luke's Local)
  • Transit connections

    Hillsdale Station is well-connected by several Samtrans bus routes and one AC Transit Transbay Route, making it a hub for services to Foster City, Hillsborough, and San Mateo, with some routes extending north to San Francisco, south to Palo Alto Caltrain, east to Hayward BART (via San Mateo Bridge), and west to Half Moon Bay and Pacifica (weekdays only). This station also has bus service to and from San Francisco International Airport (on Routes 292 and 397).

    Hillsdale Station is also served by Samtrans' All Nighter Route 397, an all-night bus service connecting San Francisco, Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, and the El Camino Real corridor between Millbrae and Palo Alto Caltrain via East Palo Alto.

    Bay Meadows station

    Until December 20, 2005, the former Bay Meadows Racetrack had the now-closed Bay Meadows station, less than a half-mile (800 m) north of Hillsdale. When Hillsdale was renovated, the platform was extended a few hundred feet to the north, eliminating the need for the separate station. Hillsdale is now the closest station to the former racetrack area.

    Relocation

    The City of San Mateo applied for Measure A funds for a grade separation project in 2013. The proposed 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project will elevate tracks in southern San Mateo, eliminating the at-grade crossing at 25th Avenue and adding grade-separated crossings at 28th and 31st Avenues, which are currently interrupted by Peninsula Corridor tracks. As part of the grade separation project, Hillsdale Station will be relocated closer to the transit-oriented development at Bay Meadows, somewhere between the new crossings at 28th and 31st Avenues. Construction is expected to start in 2017 and complete by 2020.

    References

    Hillsdale station (Caltrain) Wikipedia


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