By Alex Eisenhart   |   @AlexOnTransit

Caltrain riders in the Dogpatch and Potrero Hill neighborhoods are in for a welcome change of scenery in the coming weeks. The 22nd St. Station, which recently underwent curb improvements by our partners at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), is getting some more much-needed love.

Thanks to support from the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefits District, the station entrance on 22nd Street & Pennsylvania Ave is getting a landscaping makeover, including a resurfaced walkway and upgraded fencing. The project will commence on Monday, February 25, and is expected to last between three to four weeks. Construction will not impede riders from using the entrance to board southbound trains during operational hours. The entrance will only be closed during the weekend tunnel closure when bus bridge service will be temporarily replacing train service in San Francisco. For those who have previously used the walkway for scooter parking, scooter parking has been relocated adjacent to the entrance of the northbound platform.

For questions about construction or station access, call Caltrain’s Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726.

(Below) 22nd Street Station before beautification.


Alex Eisenhart is a Public Affairs Specialist with the San Mateo County Transit District’s Communications Department.


  1. What they really need to do is add a second exit/entrance on each platform exiting to the south, especially the NB platform since many people enter/exit the NB platform from the south. These should ideally be ramps instead of stairs to allow for disabled and bicycle access.

  2. Agree with jd. Please don’t make the sation prettier, make it more practical. In the night the northbound stairs are packed and carrying the bike is a pain.

  3. We hear you.

    The reason the 22nd St. Beautification Project is happening now is because it’s being funded by the Dogpatch and NW Potrero Hill Green Benefits District.

    On the bike front – Caltrain is currently doing an assessment of all its stations to find ways to improve bike accessibility. As we modernize our service, making station improvements is something we’re working to achieve for the benefit of all our riders.

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