Alerts

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: October 21 to October 27,2017

Please note, information reported below is subject to change withoutnotice. If you are a member of the media, please call 650.508.7927 to confirmany information below. For all other inquiries, please call the ConstructionOutreach Hotline at 650.508.7726.

Construction

SanCarlos Transit Center Project
Night/Weekend Work

There is no night or weekend work scheduled at the San Carlos Transit Center Project.

Weekday Work

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will continue parking lot improvements, including curb and gutter work along El Camino Real. Neighbors may experience construction noise and traffic during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. El Camino Real traffic may also be reduced to one lane during construction activities.

Some parking spaces in the Caltrain parking lot and along the eastside of El Camino between Cherry and Arroyo have been permanently removed as part of the project. Caltrain customers are encouraged to park at the Belmont Caltrain Station during construction.

Background
The San Carlos Multi-Modal Transit Center Project (Transit Center) is located on the west side of the railroad corridor at the site of the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station. The Transit Center project consists of transforming the existing San Carlos Caltrain Station parking lot into a multi-modal transit center that will better serve the community by improving safety and accessibility between SamTrans fixed route bus services, Caltrain commuter rail services, local shuttles, pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information on the project, please visit www.samtrans.com/sctc.

The Transit Center project is part of the larger mixed-use transit-oriented development, the San Carlos Transit Village, which is a joint development between SamTrans and Prometheus Real Estate Group.  For information about the San Carlos Transit Village Project visit: http://cityofsancarlos.org/planning/projects/san_carlos_transit_village/default.asp

25 Avenue GradeSeparation Project

Night/Weekend Work

Starting on Monday,October 23 to Wednesday, October 25, crews will be removing tracks at the Bay Meadows maintenance area north of Hillsdale Station. Work may occur at night or during the day when there is limited or no train service.

On Friday, October 27,crews will be installing sheet piles for temporary shoring and cast-in-drilled-hole piles within the Caltrain right-of-way. To limit impactsto railroad operations, these activities may be conducted at night or during the day when there is limited or no train service.

During night work, neighbors will hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. In addition, generators will be used for night time activities to power portable light towers. Caltrain will implement noise mitigation measures for residents directly adjacent to the project site. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may cause.

Weekday Work

Beginning Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20, crews will be clearing shrubbery and removing trees along the project route. During this time, potholing will occur from 20th Avenue to 31st Avenue. That same week, fencing and gates will be installed along the project area from the SR92 to Hillsdale Blvd, and crews will be mobilizing equipment and material onsite at 31st Avenue for bridge foundation work.  

On Monday, October 23 to Wednesday, October 25, crews will be removing tracks at the Bay Meadows maintenance area north of Hillsdale Station. On Friday, October 27, crews will be installing sheet piles for temporary shoring and cast-in-drilled-hole piles within the Caltrain right-of-way.

Starting on Monday,October 23, parking spaces #170 through 234 at Hillsdale Station will be blocked off to stage equipment and materials for the bridge foundation operations. No parking will be allowed in the listed parking spaces starting October 23 at 2:00 a.m. The designated parking area will be closed to traffic through January 2020.

A temporary parking area will be opened on Monday, October 23 at E. 31st Avenue(accessible from South Delaware Street). For a map of the temporary parking area, click here.Customers can use a temporary path from this lot to access the Caltrain platform.

For riders, single tracking will occur on October 27 from 9:00 p.m. until that evening’s last train to allow for the installation of the temporary shoring.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your cooperation during this work.Thank you for your patience.

Background
Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, will raise the tracks and slightly lower the road (grade separate) at E. 25th Avenue in San Mateo. This will improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians, and it will reduce local traffic congestion in San Mateo. In addition, the project will create new east-west street connections at 28th and 31st Avenues; and as part of the project improvements, Caltrain will build a new elevated Hillsdale Station with updated amenities at E. 28th Avenue. 

Construction is expected to be complete in early 2020. In order to maintain regular train service, some activities will be conducted during nights and weekends, outside of normal train service hours. Neighbors may experience construction noise and light during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

For more information on the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project, please visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs.For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email smgradesep@caltrain.com.

Los Gatos Creek Bridge ReplacementProject Weekly Update

Night/Weekend Work
As part of the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Project, there is nightwork scheduled on Friday, October 20 through Friday, October 27. Crews will continue to backfill abutment with soil, install rock slope protection and perform work on storm drain bypass. Rock slope protection will include the installation of .5-1 ton rocks on site.

Residents will hear on-track equipment and construction activities during these nights. Crews will mobilize equipment on site in preparation of the precast girder installment. Crews will also continue installation of tail track turnout. To limit the impact to railroad operations, these activities must be conducted at night or on the weekend when there is limited or no train service.

Additional night work will be required throughout the project.

During the night and weekend work, neighbors will hear additional noises from heavy machinery and from equipment backup alarms. In addition, generators will be used for night time activities to power portable light towers. Caltrain will implement noise mitigation measures for residents directly adjacent to the project site. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may cause.

WeekdayWork 
Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will install handrails, metal grates and deck plates on the recently installed bridges.  

Background
Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Jose, is preparing to replace the railroad bridge crossing at Los Gatos Creek in San Jose. The current bridge was built in 1935, and in order to maintain safe rail operations and meet current seismic safety standards, the bridge must be replaced. The project will also include installation of a tailtrack south of the San Jose Diridon station. The tail track will provide improved operations at the station and minimize system-wide delays. Construction is expected to be complete in early 2018.

In order to maintain regular train service, some activities will be conducted during nights and weekends, outside of normal train service hours.Neighbors may experience construction noise and light during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on the Los Gatos Creek Bridge Replacement Project,please visit www.caltrain.com/losgatos.For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email lgcbridge@caltrain.com.

PeninsulaCorridor Electrification Project

The Peninsula CorridorElectrification Project (PCEP) is a key component of the Caltrain Modernizationprogram. The PCEP would electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco’s4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.

The primary purpose of the Project is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An electrified Caltrain system would better address Peninsula commuters’ vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridership through improved system operations. 

San Francisco

No work anticipated.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

October21 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night toinstall OCS foundation. Foundation work activities will include excavation,drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours willbe from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for October 21 through October 26 willbe from 7:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. and work hours forOctober 27 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. During construction motorists andpedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipmentthrough at-grade crossings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may causeand the field team will work as quietly as possible.

Parkingspaces #46 to 74 at the South San Francisco Station will be blocked off toaccommodate staging of material and equipment for the construction of thePeninsula Corridor Electrification Project. No Parking signage will be placed in the designated area that will be closed off to traffic.

Duringnight work hours at the South San Francisco station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Bruno

October21 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night toinstall OCS foundation. Foundation work activities will include excavation,drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours willbe from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours for October 21 through October 26will be from 7:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. and work hours forOctober 27 will be from 7:45 p.m. to 7:45 a.m. During construction motorists andpedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipmentthrough at-grade crossings. We apologize for any inconvenience this may causeand the field team will work as quietly as possible.

Duringnight work hours at the San Bruno station all passengers will board andde-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate whichplatform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the projecthotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

Millbrae

October 23through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to locateunderground utilities and remove project materials, relocate signal cables, pruneand remove trees along the project route and to install OCS foundation. Foundationwork activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations andpouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night workhours will be from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this maycause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During nightwork hours at the Millbrae station all passengers will board and de-board fromthe same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform touse. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

Burlingame

October23 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to locateunderground utilities and remove project materials, relocate signal cables,prune and remove trees along the project route, and perform a concretedemolition at Broadway station for potholing. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for anyinconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly aspossible.

During nightwork hours at the Burlingame station all passengers will board and de-boardfrom the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platformto use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Mateo

October23 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the day to prune andremove trees along the project route. Work hours will be from 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Belmont

No work anticipated.

San Carlos

No work anticipated.

Redwood City

No work anticipated.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

No work anticipated.

Atherton

No work anticipated.

Menlo Park

No work anticipated.

Palo Alto

Nowork anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

Not work anticipated.

Santa Clara

October 21 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the night to locate underground utilities and remove project materials. Work hours will be 7 p.m.to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the Santa Clara station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

San Jose

October 21 through October 27, Caltrain will be doing work during the night to locate underground utilities and remove project materials. Work hours will be 7 p.m.to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the San Jose station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call the project hotline at 650-399-9659 or toll-free at 855-463-4373.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/PCEP or email calmod@caltrain.com.

Maintenance

Caltrain will perform routine maintenance at several locations next week. To avoid disruptions to service, the work will mainly take place Saturday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information about this type of work, click here,or call 650.508.7726.

San Francisco to San Jose

Saturday, October 21 to Friday, October 27, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will weld and grind rail at various locations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations. The welding crew uses air compressors,gas-powered generators, small power tools, electric-arc welders and propane heaters. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

South San Francisco

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will move rail near the South San Francisco Station.Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Menlo Park to Palo Alto

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will replace ties between the Menlo Park and Atherton stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Palo Alto to Sunnyvale

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will resurface rail between the California Avenue and Sunnyvale stations. Resurfacing corrects the alignment of uneven rails to make them smooth, minimizing the jerks and bumps experienced by passengers and reducing the mechanical strain on the rails. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Monday, October 23 to October 27, crews will replace ties between the Santa Clara and Tamien stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time.Crews will work as quietly as possible.