Palo Alto town hall on rail crossings postponed

As Caltrain upgrades and electrification continue up and down the Peninsula, communities are moving forward with plans to dramatically change the intersections between those rails and local roadways.

In Palo Alto, a number of infrastructure changes have led to road underpasses, increasing safety for cars and trains, reducing congestion at crossings, and potentially reducing delays and issues for train operations.

Further crossings, including those at Churchill Ave. and around the Meadow Ave. and Charleston Ave. intersections are currently under review.

A meeting, originally scheduled for this Thursday, February 27, on the Meadow/Charleston crossing plans has been postponed, to give design and engineering consultants more time to develop creative ideas. It is tentatively scheduled for March 26.

Discussions on the Churchill Ave. crossing are set for Thursday, March 12 at Palo Alto High School’s Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Rd., from 6 to 8 p.m.

For more information on these postponements, visit the Palo Alto city calendar here. To see more information on the plan for crossings, click here.