Caltrain opens new elevated station in San Bruno 

Caltrain opened the doors of a new station Tuesday in San Bruno after more than three years of construction in the city’s downtown area.

The new elevated station at 833 San Mateo Ave. was built as part of the $155 million San Bruno Grade Separation Project, which elevated Caltrain tracks above street crossings at San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues, according to Caltrain officials.

Trains had been taking commuters up the elevated tracks since May 2013, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn said.

Now commuters will wait on an elevated platform between San Bruno and San Mateo avenues at the 800-foot-long station.

The new station includes 201 parking spaces and a “kiss-and-ride” drop-off lot. An elevator to the northbound platform will be added in the coming weeks.

Trains will operate under the same weekday and weekend schedules at the new station.

During construction, Caltrain set up a temporary boarding platform on Huntington Avenue near Sylvan Avenue, about a half-mile south from the new station, which commuters had used since 2010.

Funding for the project included $92.5 million from the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, with additional funding provided from state and federal sources.

A community celebration for the new station and grade separation project will be scheduled for sometime in May.

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