Stanford station

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Platforms at Stanford station, July 2018.JPG
Platforms at Stanford station in July 2018
Location 100 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, California
Coordinates 37°26′19″N 122°09′24″W / 37.43861°N 122.15667°W / 37.43861; -122.15667Coordinates: 37°26′19″N 122°09′24″W / 37.43861°N 122.15667°W / 37.43861; -122.15667
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s) Peninsula Subdivision[1]
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Status Event service only
Fare zone Fare Zone 3
Opened c. 1920s
Preceding station   Caltrain roundel.svg Caltrain   Following station
(game days only)
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours

Stanford is a Caltrain station in Palo Alto, California, near the stadium on the Stanford University campus.[2] It is a stop for regular service; instead, it is only served for Stanford football home games and other large events at the stadium.[3][4] The station does not have ticket vending machines nor Clipper card readers.

Service to the station has existed since at least 1922 (one year after Stanford Stadium opened).[5] In 1994, an estimated 20% of the visitors to the 1994 FIFA World Cup games at Stanford arrived by train.[6]


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13. 
  2. ^ Straus, Naomi, ed. (2004). Let's Go California (10th ed.). Macmillan. p. 184. ISBN 9780312335441. 
  3. ^ "Stanford Station". Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board. 2017. 
  4. ^ "Caltrain Offering Service for Earthquakes Game at Stanford Stadium on Saturday Night" (Press release). Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board. June 24, 2015. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. 
  5. ^ "How to Get Your "Big Game" Ticket". Stanford Illustrated Review. Vol. 24 no. 1. October 1922. p. 21 – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ McGovern, Janet (2012), Images of Rail: Caltrain and the Peninsula Commute Service, Arcadia Publishing, pp. 106–107, ISBN 9780738576220 

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