Burlingame (Caltrain station)

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Burlingame Station
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
  Local service
  Limited-stop service
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Fare zone Fare Zone 2
Passengers (2014) 953 per weekday[1]Increase 20.3%
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Local service
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
(weekends and holidays only)
Limited-stop service
toward Tamien
Gilroy during peak hours
Burlingame Railroad Station
Burlingame Train Station circa 1900.jpg
Burlingame station, c. 1900
Burlingame (Caltrain station) is located in San Francisco
Burlingame (Caltrain station)
Burlingame (Caltrain station) is located in California
Burlingame (Caltrain 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 H.Jr. & Mathison 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 Station 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.

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. "February 2014 Caltrain Annual Passenger Counts" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  2. ^ a b Staff (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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