The B'game train station may be threatened by High-Speed Rail, but at least it won't be threatened by peeling paint and leaking windows anymore. In a San Mateo Daily Journal article that quotes our very own Historical Society prez, the paper reports
These current renovations, totaling $127,000, include painting the building and replacing seven windows, said Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.
The train station and its surroundings have undergone quite a few changes in recent years, with the $20.5 million one-year revamp of its platforms and crossings finished last summer and the transformation from vacant station to history museum. The station is quite easily the most recognizable building in the city and is considered to be a quick-to-find landmark for those heading downtown.
As the home to the still-new Historical museum, more than 1,000 people have visited the station in the last few months. I liked what the Amtrak conductor had to say as well
Bruce Shelton, an Amtrak conductor assigned to Caltrain passes through the city anywhere from two to four times a day. For him, the station is not just a city landmark but a state one too.
“Just like the Golden Gate Bridge represents San Francisco, Burlingame station represents Burlingame,” said Shelton. “The station looks great, I am sure the work is needed and am delighted that the interior will continue to be used as a museum.”
Here's a view before the latest coat of paint was completed