San Francisco’s Caltrain Railyard Redevelopment Update And Post 2019 Plans


An update on the potential redevelopment of San Francisco’s Fourth and King Street Railyard and station, the current terminus for Caltrain in the city, was presented to Caltrain’s Board of Directors yesterday.

In summary, the two most likely options are limited redevelopments of a portion of the existing yard fronting Townsend and 4th Streets and possibly along King, while the complete redevelopment of San Francisco’s 4th and King Street Yard is a stretch.


In terms of timing, don’t expect anything to happen before 2019, the year by which the electrification of Caltrain should be finished. And that “not before 2019” date includes any extension of Caltrain’s service to San Francisco’s Transbay Transit Center which is slated to open in 2017.

∙ The Vision For San Francisco’s Fourth And King Street Railyard