People tend to check in during these times:
Zone 3 - Milepost 28.9
catch the express train mon- fri at 6:39, 7:39, and 8:39 (40 minutes) to SF
Weekends north bound is hourly at half hour at this station
The oldest railroad passenger station in California (built 1867). Who knew?
when it's hot and u have a wait, walk up steps to caffe barrone for a snack, or around corner to fosters freeze if you're feeling monstrously caloric.
Try iberia nearby. AmaIng traditional Spanish tapas. It's like being in Seville
Catch the Marsh Road Shuttle from here. 6:47am, 7:47am, 8:47am, 9:25am.
If you are an aviation buff, this station seems to be under an active flight path for SFO. Lots of interesting jets flying pretty low.
Get off the 6:27 pm slow train from San Francisco here at 7:28 pm to catch the 7:34 pm train - reaches Palo Alto in 4 min.
If you're there around lunch time, go to Jan's Deli on the street to the east of the station - near the southern end THE BEST turkey sandwiches. They roast the turkey fresh every day!