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Burlingame station from parking lot, August 2018.JPG
Burlingame station building in August 2018
Location 290 California Drive
Burlingame, California
Coordinates 37°34′48″N 122°20′42″W / 37.58000°N 122.34500°W / 37.58000; -122.34500
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s) Peninsula Subdivision
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport SamTrans: 292
Bus transport Burlingame Trolley
Parking 68 spaces
Bicycle facilities 18 lockers, 13 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Fare Zone 2
Opened 1894
Rebuilt 2008
Original company Southern Pacific
Passengers (2018) 1,104 per weekday Increase 1.4%
Preceding station Caltrain roundel.svg Caltrain Following station
toward San Francisco
Local San Mateo
toward San Jose Diridon, Tamien or Gilroy
(weekends and holidays only)
toward San Francisco
toward San Francisco
Former services
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
toward San Francisco
Coast Line San Mateo
San Bruno
toward San Francisco
Del Monte
Until 1971
San Carlos
toward Monterey
San Francisco
Until 1968
Palo Alto
Burlingame Railroad Station
Location Burlingame, California
Built 1894
Architect Howard, George H., Jr. & Mathisen, J.B.
Architectural style Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference No. 78000769
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 19, 1978

Burlingame is a Caltrain regional rail station in Burlingame, California. The station building was constructed in the Spanish Colonial Revival and Mission Revival architecture styles in 1894, opening for service on October 10 of that year. 18th-century tiles from the Mission San Antonio de Padua at Jolon and the Mission Dolores Asistencia at San Mateo were used for the station roof.

The station was designated a California Historical Landmark in 1971 and added to the National Register of Historic Places as Burlingame Railroad Station in 1978.

Burlingame has two side platforms serving the line's two tracks. Until 2008, the station had a southbound side platform and a narrow island platform between the tracks - a common configuration at Southern Pacific stations. This required use of the hold-out rule, where only one train could be at the station as a time. The northbound side platform was completed on February 25, 2008, followed by a new southbound platform on April 1, thus eliminating the hold-out rule.

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