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Stanford Marguerite operates an extensive shuttle bus network around the Stanford University campus and university-owned structures outside Palo Alto. It also operates to nearby shopping centers in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Mountain View, including Stanford Shopping Center and San Antonio Shopping Center. It provides Transbay services to the East Bay to augment those provided by AC Transit and Dumbarton Express which also provide similar services to Stanford University and Stanford Industrial Park.

All services on the Marguerite are free to the public, and all vehicles have bike racks (front on the buses, back on the vans) and WiFi on board.

Routes List

With a large campus footprint, Stanford Marguerite operates throughout the main university campus, plus several off-site facilities and attractions including:

  • Stanford Industrial Park
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Stanford Children’s Health Administrative Offices in Menlo Park
  • Palo Alto VA Medical Center
  • San Antonio Shopping Center in Mountain View
  • Several shops and grocery stores along El Camino Real in Menlo Park, Palo Alto, and Mountain View
  • Stanford Guest House
  • Hotels and nearby apartment complexes
Notes:

  • * – Line operates during the academic year only from September to June; see calendar for schedules
  • + – Routes X and Y operate limited-stop and express services in addition to their regular routes:
    • X-Limited (AM) operates to Li Ka Shing Center only
    • X-Limited (PM) operates from Graduate School of Business to Caltrain
    • X-Express operates to Stanford Hospital only
    • Y-Limited (AM) operates to Tressider only and skips El Camino Real & Galvez
    • Y-Limited (PM) operates from Li Ka Shing Center to Caltrain, with additional services from Stanford Hospital 
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Route Name
Attraction/s Served
Days of Operation
Notes
1050A
Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
 
AE-F
  • Stanford Oval
  • Ardenwood Park-and-Ride (Newark)
  • Fremont ACE
  • Fremont BART
Weekdays, plus:

  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Winter Campus closure
  • Additional bus services provided by AC Transit’s Line U and Dumbarton Express’ Line DB
  • AM peak to Stanford
  • PM peak to Fremont
BOH
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Menlo Park Caltrain
Weekdays, plus:

  • Presidents’ Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Winter Campus closure
Select peak period trips operate to Menlo Park Caltrain only and do not continue to Stanford campus
C
Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excluding University holidays)
Additional C service operates between Stock Farm Garage and Olmstead & Wellesley peak periods only
EB
  • Stanford Oval
  • Union City BART
  • Fremont BART
Weekdays, plus all holidays

  • No service Thanksgiving Day
  • Operates to Stanford early AM
  • Operates to Fremont late PM
HD
  • Stanford Oval
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Hoover Pavilion
Weekdays, plus all holidays
 
MC
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Stanford Shopping Center
Weekdays, plus all holidays
  • Operates between 5:05 and 10:15am, and between 3:35 to 9:05pm
  • Midday service provided by Route P
MC Holiday
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Hospital
All holidays, plus Winter closure
Operates all day from 5:40am to 12:20am
N*
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Oval
  • Stanford Hospital
Overnights daily, plus:

  • In service Thanksgiving Day
  • No service other holidays
Operates the following attractions in order from Lytton & Alma:

  • Stanford Oval
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Tressider
  • Escondido Village
O*
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Oval
  • Stanford Hospital
Overnights daily, plus:

  • In service Thanksgiving Day
  • No service other holidays
Operates the following attractions in order from Lytton & Alma:

  • Escondido Village
  • Tressider
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Stanford Oval
OCA*
None
Overnights daily, plus:

  • In service Thanksgiving Day
  • No service other holidays
Serves Stock Farm Garage, Oak Creek Apartments
P
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
  • Stanford Hospital served middays only
  • Express service available peak periods
RP
Palo Alto Transit Center
Weekdays, plus:

  • Presidents’ Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Winter Campus closure
  • AM peak to Research Park
  • PM peak to Caltrain
S
Palo Alto Transit Center
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
Operates to Sharon Park Shopping Center, SLAC, and Stanford Guest House
SE*
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Hospital
  • San Antonio Transit Center
Daily (except University holidays)
  • Operates via Tressider and Escondido Village
  • Weekday trips operate from 3:15 to 10:35pm
  • Weekend trips operate from 9:35am to 11:10pm
SE
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Hospital
  • San Antonio Transit Center
  • Summer Weekends
  • Winter Closure
  • Select University holidays
  • Same route as regular SE line
  • Trips operate every 2 hours per direction from 9:35am to 11:15pm
SLAC
Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
Operates via Stock Farm Garage
TECH
Palo Alto Transit Center
Weekdays, plus:

  • Presidents’ Day
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Winter Campus closure
Operates between:

  • 6:30 and 10:35am
  • 2:05 and 7:35pm
VA
Stanford Hospital
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
 
W
Hoover Pavilion
Weekdays (includes University holidays)
  • AM to Welch
  • PM to Hoover Pavilion
X+
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
Operates the following attractions in order from Caltrain:

  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Tressider
  • Stanford Visitor Center
Y+
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
  • Stanford Shopping Center
  • Stanford Oval
Weekdays (excludes University holidays)
Operates the following attractions in order from Caltrain:

  • Stanford Visitor Center
  • Tressider
  • Stanford Hospital
  • Stanford Shopping Center

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Regional Connections

Stanford Marguerite also provides connections to destinations further afield through the following transfer points:

  • Stanford Oval
    • AC Transit to Fremont BART and Ardenwood Park-and-Ride in Newark
    • Dumbarton Express to Union City BART
  • Palo Alto Transit Center
    • Caltrain to San Francisco, Millbrae, San Mateo, Mountain View, San Jose, and Gilroy
    • SamTrans to East Palo Alto, San Carlos, San Mateo, Millbrae, and Daly City
    • VTA to Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose
  • Palo Alto VA Medical Center
    • Dumbarton Express to Union City BART
    • VTA to Milpitas and east San Jose
  • Stanford Industrial Park
    • VTA to south San Jose and east San Jose
  • San Antonio Shopping Center
    • VTA to Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, and San Jose
  • Ardenwood Park-and-Ride (Newark)
    • AC Transit to Newark, Union City, and Fremont
  • Union City BART
    • AC Transit to Hayward, Union City, and Fremont
    • BART to San Francisco, Oakland Airport, Richmond, Pittsburg/Bay Point, and Dublin/Pleasanton
  • Fremont/Centerville ACE
    • AC Transit to Fremont, Union City, and Newark
    • ACE to San Jose, Pleasanton, Livermore, and Stockton
  • Fremont BART
    • AC Transit to Fremont, Union City, Newark, Hayward, and Milpitas
    • BART to San Francisco, Oakland Airport, Richmond, Pittsburg/Bay Point, and Dublin/Pleasanton
    • VTA to San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Mountain View

Fleet

Multiple vehicle types are used, in which these are powered by either diesel or electricity.

Diesel-Powered Vehicles

Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van (1xxx Series)
This type is used for commuter routes beyond the Stanford Campus and low ridership services.
​Chevy Heavy-Duty Shuttle Vans
​Gillig Advantage LF35 (32xx Series)
The basic bus type, it is used on medium-density services around the campus plus on the SE and SE Special lines.
Gillig Advantage LF40 (34xx Series)
This bus type is used to augment the large 40-footer buses on heavily traveled routes; however, this bus type does not operate as often as the other bus types.
Van Hool A330 2-Door Bus (37xx Series)
This bus type is identical to AC Transit’s 12xx series since these have been bought by the University from Oakland.
Van Hool Double Decker Bus (81xx Series)
This bus type is used mostly on services between Stanford and the East Bay, complementing operations provided by AC Transit on Line U.

Hybrid (Diesel Electric) Buses

These buses are primarily used on services between Stanford University and Palo Alto Transit Center, plus Stanford Research Park.
Gillig BRT 35-footer Hybrid (32xx Series)
Gillig BRT 40-footer Hybrid (38xx Series)

All-Electric Buses

Stanford Marguerite is unique since it is currently the only agency that operates the BYD all-electric buses in the San Francisco Bay Area after being tested during a transportation symposium in San Francisco in late 2015. These buses, designed and built in China, claim to run up to 150 miles per charge, giving these buses long travel times throughout the day.

Two types of all-electric buses are in use:

  • K7 (30-footer)
  • K9 (40-footer)
​BYD K7 Electric Bus (22xx Series)
This type complements the Mercedes Benz Sprinter Vans for lower ridership lines.
BYD K9 Electric Bus (Version 1, 3401 to 3406)
BYD K9 Electric Bus (Version 2, 3407 to 3416)
BYD K9 Electric Bus (Version 3, 3417 and up)
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