Rendering of the 25th Ave(1)

Hillsdale Station to close for six months starting May 16

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Beginning Saturday, May 16, Hillsdale Station in San Mateo will temporarily close for up to six months as part of the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project.

During the closure, trains will not serve the Hillsdale Station. Caltrain is advising Hillsdale passengers to use the Belmont Station instead and is waving parking fees until the newly constructed Hillsdale Station is open in the fall.

Once the project is complete, the new station will be located about one block north of its current location between 28th and 31st Avenues and will feature an elevated center-boarding platform allowing for safer, more convenient pedestrian access, according to Caltrain.

Caltrain will continue to operate reduced weekly service, with all trains making local stops, during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place period. Weekend Baby Bullet service will move from Hillsdale to the Belmont Station and departure times at all other stations will remain the same.

Updated weekday and weekend Caltrain timetables that are effective May 16 can be found here.

For more information on station access alternatives, including free connecting SamTrans bus and shuttle service, visit

Rendering of the 25th Ave Grade Separation Project courtesy of Caltrain