Atherton station

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Commuter rail
Caltrain Atherton Station.jpg
View of the Atherton station from the northbound island platform
Location 1 Dinkelspiel Station Lane
Atherton, CA 94027
Coordinates 37°27′51″N 122°11′50″W / 37.46417°N 122.19722°W / 37.46417; -122.19722Coordinates: 37°27′51″N 122°11′50″W / 37.46417°N 122.19722°W / 37.46417; -122.19722
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s) Caltrain
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Status Partial closure, weekend service only
Fare zone Fare Zone 3
Passengers (2012) 50 (Saturday/Sunday)[1]Steady 0%
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Local service
(weekends and holidays only)
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours

Atherton is a weekend-only Caltrain station located in Atherton, California. It serves the 32 Saturday and 28 Sunday local Caltrains and does not serve weekday trains or weekend Baby Bullet trains. Shuttle service to Redwood City was previously provided; however, due to low ridership, it was discontinued on July 1, 2007.[2]

Station amenities[edit]

  • Caltrain ticket machines
  • 8-Ride ticket validators

Hold-out rule[edit]

Because of the narrow center platform, a hold-out rule had been instituted at this station, allowing only one train to enter the station at a time.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Local service toward San Francisco, weekends only (Redwood City)
 Limited-stop service No stops
 Baby Bullet No stops
Southbound  Local service toward Tamien, weekends only (Menlo Park)
 Limited-stop service No stops
 Baby Bullet No stops


With the electrification of Caltrain, daily service may be restored at Atherton.[3]


  1. ^ Caltrain. "February 2012 Caltrain Annual Passenger Counts Key Findings" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "(untitled)". Caltrain. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ Wood, Barbara (26 July 2017). "Atherton: Caltrain will soon cut trees to install electric wires". Retrieved 31 July 2017. 

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