Burlingame station

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Commuter rail
Burlingame Railroad Station, Burlingame Ave. and California Dr., Burlingame, CA 7-31-2011 7-27-36 PM.JPG
Burlingame Railroad Station, 2011
Location 290 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010
Coordinates 37°34′48″N 122°20′42″W / 37.58000°N 122.34500°W / 37.58000; -122.34500Coordinates: 37°34′48″N 122°20′42″W / 37.58000°N 122.34500°W / 37.58000; -122.34500
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s) Caltrain
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections SamTrans: 292
Burlingame Trolley
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Fare zone Fare Zone 2
Passengers (2017) 1061 per weekday[1]Decrease 0.6%
Preceding station   Caltrain roundel.svg Caltrain   Following station
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
(weekends and holidays only)
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Burlingame Railroad Station
Burlingame Train Station circa 1900.jpg
Burlingame station, c. 1900
Burlingame station is located in San Francisco
Burlingame station
Burlingame station is located in California
Burlingame station
Location Burlingame, California
Coordinates 37°34′48″N 122°20′42″W / 37.58000°N 122.34500°W / 37.58000; -122.34500
Built 1894
Architect Howard, George H., Jr. & Mathisen, J.B.
Architectural style Mission RevivalSpanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 78000769[2]
CHISL # 846[3]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1978
Designated CHISL 1971

Burlingame is a Caltrain station in Burlingame, California. The building, in the Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival architecture styles was built in 1894, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places[2] and registered as a California Historical Landmark.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Local service toward San Francisco (Broadway or Millbrae)
 Limited-stop service toward San Francisco (Millbrae)
 Baby Bullet No stops
Southbound  Local service toward Gilroy (San Mateo)
 Limited-stop service toward Tamien, Gilroy during peak hours (San Mateo)
 Baby Bullet No stops

Station amenities[edit]

  • Ticket Machines
  • Clipper Card Readers
  • All-Day Parking
  • Bicycle Lockers
  • Public Telephone
  • Wheelchair Access (as of April 1)

Hold-out rule[edit]

Because of the narrow center platform, a hold-out rule was in effect at this station, where only one train could enter at a time (similar to the South San Francisco Station). With the completion of new northbound and southbound side platforms in early 2008 the hold-out rule has been eliminated. This change increased concerns over pedestrian safety. A few months later, a former resident, unaware of the change, was struck and killed by a northbound train.[citation needed]

Station renovations[edit]

On February 25, 2008, Caltrain opened the new northbound platform at the station. This included new ticket machines, wheelchair accessibility, and LED-indicator signs. On April 1, Caltrain opened the newly renovated southbound platform. The temporary southbound platform extension that lengthened the platform by about 100 feet to the north was then demolished.[4][5]


  1. ^ Caltrain. "2017 Annual Count Key Findings Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ a b "Burlingame Station". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-10-14. 
  4. ^ caltrain.com - News
  5. ^ caltrain.com - News

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