IMPORTANT NOTE: The October 21st City Council Study Session meeting has been cancelled and will be rescheduled. As soon as the rescheduled date is known, we will publicize it widely.
Caltrain and San Mateo City
staff are working on follow-up items
from the October 8, 2019 meeting including further evaluating option 27 and additional information requested during the meeting. We will be posting the follow-up information to the website (
and emailing the information to interested stakeholders.
A "parking track" is a temporary storage space for train equipment. The anticipated use of a San Mateo parking track is 1-2 times a month. Parking tracks allow for efficient use of limited work windows to keep the railroad functioning properly. They also support capital projects such as the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project and Caltrain Electrification.
The previous San Mateo Parking Track was in existence prior to Caltrain becoming the operator of passenger service. Located in the Bay Meadows area, it was used by Caltrain for 25 years until the grade separation project necessitated its removal.
There are over a dozen parking tracks distributed in residential and commercial areas along the corridor. There is only one maintenance yard, which is a large 20 acre multi-acre complex operation and facility that is located in San Jose.
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