Burlingame eyes legal options to block Caltrain station closure
- Published Saturday, April 30, 2005, in the Redwood City Daily News
Burlingame eyes legal options to keep Caltrain stop open
Town to consider options in order to keep Caltrain
The Burlingame City Council Monday will consider legal action
against Caltrain for the pending closure of the city's Broadway
"We'll talk about some of the theories," said Larry Anderson,
Burlingame city attorney. Whether the approaches are legally sound
remains to be seen, Anderson said.
Atherton City Council member Jim Janz said earlier this week that
the town would consider all options in seeking to retain Caltrain
service. Atherton would also lose its station by July 1 as a cost-
cutting measure for Caltrain.
Earlier, Atherton's Caltrain Corridor Ad Hoc Subcommittee, chaired
by Janz, threatened a lawsuit if Caltrain eliminated Sunday service
to the town. The argument was that Caltrain was supported by public
funding and all should be served by it.
A survey by Atherton showed a majority of those responding wanted
to keep train service, which had been coming to the town for the
past century. Menlo Park's station is less than a mile away.
Caltrain officials said Atherton and Burlingame were two of three
stations that had little ridership. The third station slated to
close is Paul Avenue in San Francisco.
The Burlingame City Council will meet in closed session at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 2 at 501 Primrose Road, Burlingame.
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