Palo Alto Transit Center Closed Until Sept. 22

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Ride Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), Dumbarton Express, or SamTrans buses to the Palo Alto Transit Center?  Due to a pavement repair project on University Circle, the Palo Alto Transit Center will be closed from August 8 at 4am until September 22.

Learn how YOU will be affected by the Transit Center’s temporary closure below.

VTA buses 22, 35 and 522 Rapid are affected by the closure.  Also, SamTrans’ ECR, 280, 281, 297, and 397 buses are affected, as well as the Dumbarton Express (DB) bus.  Marguerite Shuttle bus service at the Palo Alto Transit Center will also be affected.

The map above highlights the El Camino Real/Quarry Road bus stops in Palo Alto.  Both stops are key to VTA and SamTrans bus service while Palo Alto Transit Center is closed.  During construction, the following bus lines will serve the (southbound) El Camino Real and Quarry Road bus stop, in front of P.F. Chang’s:

  • Eastridge-bound VTA 22 and 522 Rapid
  • Mountain View-bound VTA 35
  • SamTrans’ ECR bus (last southbound stop – end of the line)

According to, Line DB to Stanford University will serve the SamTrans stop on High Street at Lytton Avenue. Line DB to Union City will serve the the SamTrans stop on the east side of El Camino Real at Quarry Road. Line DB1 will not be affected.

According to SamTrans, Routes 280 and 281 will serve the stop at El Camino Real/Quarry with the next stop being at Alma/Lytton.  Also, northbound ECR buses to Daly City BART will start at the El Camino Real/Quarry bus stop in front of El Camino Park.

To assist riders, VTA and SamTrans staff are expected to be at the El Camino Real/Quarry Road bus stop at P.F. Chang’s on Monday and Tuesday.  Please allow extra time for your commute – especially if you are transferring between buses and Caltrain, and vice versa.

More information is available by contacting the following agencies:

  • VTA – (408)321-2300
  • SamTrans – 1(800)660-4287
  • Dumbarton Express – (510)891-4777

Stay safe out there.

Eugene Bradley
Founder, Silicon Valley Transit Users