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Caltrain Safety Improvements


The project will make crossings safer for pedestrians, bicycles and automobiles and will include the following safety features: modified railroad crossing gates, newly installed guardrails, fences, pedestrian and emergency swing gates, sidewalks, crossing panels and warning tactile panels to assist the visually impaired. 


The project will make safety improvements at eight Caltrain crossings:

  • Sunnyvale Avenue and Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale
  • Rengstorff Avenue and Castro Street, Mountain View
  • Alma Street, Churchill Avenue, East Meadow Drive and Charleston Road, Palo Alto


Construction begins: July 7, 2010
Construction ends:  Summer 2011

Work at each intersection will take approximately three months to complete. Work will occur in phases, two intersections at a time beginning in Sunnyvale and moving north to Palo Alto.

Project Cost

$5.8 million – 2000 Measure A Transit Improvements Program


VTA, Caltrain

How to Reach Us

If you have any questions about the Caltrain Safety Improvements Project, please call VTA’s Community Outreach Department at (408) 321-7575, (TTY) for the hearing-impaired (408) 321-2330. You may also visit us on the web at, or email us at