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Burlingame eyes legal options to block Caltrain station closure

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  • 4/30 Redwood City Daily
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2005
      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
      station.

      "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.


      [BATN: See also:

      Official says Atherton will fight Caltrain station closure
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/24064

      Bellarmine Caltrain riders win reprieve
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/24063

      Atherton eyes CEQA lawsuit over Caltrain station closure
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/24045

      Caltrain to increase service; Bellarmine whiners prevail
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/24040

      Caltrain survival plan to close little-used stops stirs outcry
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/23808 ]
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