A new platform for northbound riders at Caltrain's California Avenue station in Palo Alto opened on Saturday, part of $35 million in improvements at the station scheduled to be completed in February.
The improvements include a fence between the northbound and southbound tracks so passengers no longer can walk across them. Instead, a pedestrian tunnel has been constructed at the south end of the station.
The northbound platform has shelters, ticket validators, station boards and electronic message signs.
The new platform will enable northbound and southbound trains to stop at the station at the same time, which wasn't possible before. The new platform also brings the station into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.