Rail crossing town hall Thursday in Palo Alto

**As of 3/11/2020, this event has been postponed to a later date due to COVID-19 concerns.**

Local residents will have a chance to get an update and ask questions about a critical rail crossing at a town hall event this week.

The event will feature a presentation on the rail crossing and grade separation options for where tracks cross Churchill Road in Palo Alto, a corridor used heavily by Caltrain.

A previous town hall, that was to discuss the meadow/Charleston crossing plans, was postponed in February, to give design and engineering consultants more time to develop creative ideas. It is tentatively scheduled for March 26, though the event is not yet on the City’s calendar.

These town halls are part of the ongoing process as communities up and down the peninsula move forward with plans to make significant changes to road and rail interchanges, particularly as Caltrain looks to increase service and with the eventuality of High-Speed Rail on the corridor as well.

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.

Thursday’s town hall is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palo Alto High School Haymarket Theatre, 50 Embarcadero Rd.

To see more information on the plan for crossings, click here.

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