All Aboard! New Hillsdale Caltrain

Bay Meadows makes the cut! The new Hillsdale Station opened for passenger service on April 26, 2021 and released a new video highlighting the roll-out and Bay Meadows + our neighboring Hillsdale Shopping Center. Located a few blocks north of the original station, the new station further connects the region and serves as a major access point to world-renowned company headquarters, shopping and entertainment, the event center, local restaurants, and a variety of neighborhoods.

The station features new amenities and a center-boarding platform that eliminates the need for riders to wait at a crossing gate to move between platforms. This is a major milestone for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project which improves safety and traffic flow, and reduces horn noise in our communities.

Thank you to the city of San Mateo, San Mateo County Transportation Authority, California High Speed Rail Authority, and Caltrans for making this project possible. Learn more at

In an earlier blog post, we covered most of the details about the exciting new station.  Here is a brief summary of some of the highlights:

Enhanced Station Features:

  • New east-west connection for through traffic on 28th and 31st Avenues.
  • Two parking lots: one located between 25th and 28th Avenues, and the other located between 28th and 31st Avenues (vehicles only accessible from 28th Avenue).
  • The platform can be reached by stairs and accessible ramps at 28th Avenue and the parking lots
  • Bike eLockers, bicycle racks (for information on bike eLockers visit
  • Ticket Vending Machines and Clipper card readers on the platform
  • Multiple shelters with seating
  • Accessible sheltered waiting area; mini highs

Happy travels. rates Bay Meadows high on the list for walkable locations to live on the San Francisco Peninsula and for good reason! Why? Because we are steps from shopping and entertainment (Hillsdale Shopping Center), groceries (Whole Foods), parks, a farmer’s market and an easy bike-ride from downtown San Mateo with its burgeoning restaurant scene. With wheels on-site to get you from here to there, there’s no need to own your own. And Caltrain is no more than a five-minute walk from anywhere in the neighborhood. Learn all about connecting the dots for your many transportation options with Connect San Mateo.