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Bayshore Caltrain Station


We have completed the Final Report, which was adopted by the Transportation Authority Board in March, 2012.

Following completion of the Bayshore Intermodal Station Access Study, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority is now participating as part of the study team for the Bayshore Multimodal Facility Location Study, which will consider the feasibility and impacts and/or benefits of relocating the station either north or south. The San Francisco Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure is leading the study, and the study partners also include the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Further information will be available as the study gets underway.

Study Purpose

In anticipation of dramatic proposed growth in nearby land uses and transit services, the Bayshore Intermodal Station Access Study was undertaken to build consensus around a vision and conceptual design for new multimodal connections to the Bayshore station. The design effort developed and evaluated proposals intended to:

  • Enable smooth transfers among Caltrain, light rail, and buses
  • Support easy access by foot, bicycle, and private vehicle
  • Create a high-visibility, community-focused station area for existing neighborhoods and expected new development

The Transportation Authority conducted this Study in close coordination with local agencies and community stakeholders on both sides of the county line.

Background and Context

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  Above: Existing and planned transportation facilities. The Bayshore study will consider existing and planned land uses and transportation facilities to develop design options that optimize station access and intermodal connectivity for the future Caltrain platform locations, BRT routing and station locations, and Geneva Avenue. SEE ENLARGED MAP

The area near the border between San Francisco and San Mateo County, including the southeastern portion of San Francisco around Executive Park, Candlestick Point, and Visitacion Valley, and the City of Brisbane's Baylands area, is expected to undergo transformative development in the coming years. Several land use proposals envision placing over 18,000 new housing units and 15 million square feet of employment in this area. Enhancing the transportation infrastructure will be of critical importance to transforming the area from former industrial expanses into new smart growth neighborhoods.

The Bayshore Intermodal Station is slated to play a central role in bringing regional transit access to the area. The station will not only need to provide seamless transit transfers but also become a key transit access point for both new and existing neighborhoods.

The transportation and land use proposals in the area, include:

  • Significant new development for Brisbane Baylands, Schlage Lock, and Executive Park sites, including new housing, employment and retail uses, as well as a potential revamping and greening of the Recology (formerly NorCal) facility
  • Muni Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)along Geneva Avenue and Harney Way, connecting from Hunters Point Shipyard to Balboa Park BART station
  • T-Third Street Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension from its current terminus at Sunnyvale Ave. to the Bayshore Caltrain station
  • Caltrain electrification and increased service
  • Extension of Geneva Avenue from its current terminus at Bayshore Boulevard to Harney Way with a new interchange at US 101
  • New local bus and shuttle connections

Now is the time to coordinate among planned transportation improvements and land use development proposals. The Bayshore Study considers alternate configurations for the location of the Caltrain station platforms, the alignment of the Geneva Avenue extension, and the routing of BRT that goes furthest in creating a smooth-functioning transit station and highly-prized community asset.