Caltrain Recommends Alternatives for Millbrae Station Access following BART Parking Closure

South San Francisco, CA   February 18, 2020 Press Release


Caltrain Recommends Alternatives for Millbrae Station Access following BART Parking Closure

On Saturday, February 22, 300 additional parking spots at the Millbrae Transit Center will be eliminated to accommodate the transit-oriented development project currently being built on BART property. Caltrain parking on the west side of the station will remain open throughout construction.

Caltrain is working closely with BART to mitigate impacts to customers who currently park at Millbrae Station to access Caltrain.

In anticipation of parking shortages, Caltrain riders are encouraged to take advantage of the following Millbrae Station access alternatives:

Broadway/Millbrae Shuttle: Caltrain customers can park at the Broadway Caltrain Station and take the FREE shuttle to the Millbrae Transit Center Monday through Friday. The shuttle ride takes about seven minutes and is timed to meet high-demand commuting trains. The Broadway Station parking lot typically has 100 empty parking spaces on a given weekday. Customers can use the Caltrain Mobile app or ticket vending machine to pay for daily parking permits. Shuttle schedule information can be found online at

Caltrain-specific parking permits in the BART parking garage: Caltrain is coordinating with BART to establish single-day reserved permits for Caltrain riders within the permit-parking section of BART’s parking garage. Riders will be able to purchase these permits online by providing a Clipper number or Caltrain Go Pass parking number as proof of Caltrain ridership. Permits are expected to become available in March. Details and instructions will be posted at

SamTrans Route ECR: The ECR offers high frequency bus service along El Camino Real and stops across the street from the Millbrae Station.

Bike: Millbrae Station offers bike racks and electronic on-demand bike lockers. Electronic locker information can be found at

Carpool: As always, riders are encouraged to carpool to stations whenever possible to reduce emissions and save on the cost of a daily parking permit.

Caltrain will be participating in a transit fair at the Millbrae Station on Wednesday, February 19, from 4-7 p.m. to address customer questions and provide alternative station access information. For updates and more information, visit

For more information about Caltrain schedules and fares, call 1.800.660.4287 (TTY 650.508.6448) or visit


About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with commute service to Gilroy. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.

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3 years ago

Not a big problem with surface lots being closed. I don’t believe parking fills up until 9:30 or 10 am, which is a heck of a lot better than stations in the East Bay.

3 years ago

Wow! Let’s not deal with reality but rather make life difficult for a LOT of people.
For many of us this just makes it much more difficult and people will simply DRIVE.
I myself am not going to drive and park first, then ride Caltrain, then ride BART.
I am an independent contractor and CANNOT carpool. Neither can I ride a bike.
Wouldn’t it be nice for once to have people running things that dealt with PRACTICALITY AND REALITY??