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Construction, Installation and Maintenance

Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you are a member of the media, please call 650.508.7927 to confirm any information below. For all other inquiries, please call the Construction Outreach Hotline at 650.508.7726.

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

No night work planned.

Weekday Work

Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, crews will being installing retaining walls and will continue utility ductbank work.

 

Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

Background

Caltrain is preparing to replace the existing South San Francisco Station with a new center boarding platform connecting to a pedestrian underpass. The project consists of track work, signal work, a new 700 foot center board platform with amenities and connectivity to a new pedestrian underpass from the platform to Grand Avenue and Industrial Way. The project improves safety and will provide increased connectivity along Grand Avenue for the City of South San Francisco. The improvements will also make the station fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Construction is expected to be complete in Fall 2019.

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

 

2018

PG&E Pipeline Relocation Work

PG&E is relocating a natural gas pipeline for the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project. The project will improve safety and reduce local traffic congestion.

  • On Saturday, July 14 to Tuesday, July 17, Delaware will be closed between 25th Avenue and Landing (the intersection at Derby will be closed and 28th Avenue and Landing will be open to local traffic). 
  • As early as Wednesday, July 18, Delaware will be closed between 25th Avenue and Landing. The intersection at Landing will be closed, and the intersections at 28th Avenue and Derby will be open.

 

To view a map click here (see pages 2 and 3).

  • Vehicular through traffic will be routed to Saratoga.

  • Pedestrians can access the eastern sidewalk on S. Delaware between 25th and 28th from those intersections.  

     

    PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic. Please plan for minor delays and detours when driving through this area. Businesses on S. Delaware will be open as usual. For Nueva School access, please see the map at www.caltrain.com/25thgs/PGE. If you have any questions please contact your local PG&E representative Scott Hart at 650-598-7416 or send an email to gasprojectinfo@pge.com.

Grade Separation Night/Weekend Work

None. 

Grade Separation Weekday Work

On Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, there will be partial lane closures on E. 25th Avenue between El Camino Real and S. Delaware. Street parking may be limited and flaggers may be assisting with traffic coordination at the railroad crossing. All businesses along E. 25th Avenue will remain open during construction. Caltrain will establish signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow.

 

In addition to the PG&E pipeline relocation work (described above), on Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, crews will:

  • Work on the girders at the Pedestrian Underpass

  • Work on the abutments at 28th Avenue

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  • Conduct field measurements at the Hillsdale bridge

  • Install piles at 31st Avenue

  • Excavate at Borel Creek and 25th Avenue

     

    Also on Monday, July 16, and then on Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20, crews will be working on the abutments at 25th Avenue.

     

    Please note that crews are currently relocating fiber optic cable at Pacific Boulevard and due to the nature of this work, the road between Concar Drive and 19th Avenue will be closed to vehicles for approximately two months. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure. For a map of the road closure, click here.

     

    To view how to access the temporary lot during this phase of construction visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs (scroll down to “Project Resources”). We apologize for any inconvenience while this important safety improvement project is being constructed.

     

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.

 

Grade Crossing Improvements Project

Night/Weekend Work

None. 

Weekday Work

On Monday, July 16 to Friday, July 20, crews will:

  • Pave around the new median, paint, and install signs at the Charleston Rd. grade crossing

Survey, remove asphalt, build forms and pour concrete for the new median at the East Meadow Dr. grade crossing

Background

The Grade Crossing Improvements Project is a one-year project to improve the safety at 15 grade crossings (places where streets cross the tracks) along the corridor from San Francisco to San Jose. Improvements include more clearly-marked pedestrian crossings with new paint striping and lettering; tactile pavement markers; and guardrails. Medians will also be installed or improved at eight locations.

 

For more information please visit www.caltrain.com/GCimprovements. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email construction@caltrain.com.

 

Sunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

On Monday, July 16 to July 20, approximately 200 feet of the southern end of the southbound platform will be closed. The pedestrian crossings will remain open. Passengers at the Sunnyvale Station will not be able to board the southern-most passenger only car. Passengers arriving at the station in the southern-most passenger only car will need to deboard in a more northern car.

Please note, the passenger boarding assistance area on the temporary southbound platform has been moved to the mid-platform area. Also, parking spaces #458 to 489 at the Sunnyvale parking lot will be blocked off to traffic. This will be in effect until the end of August. Single tracking may also occur to allow for the construction activities. Please allow yourself extra time to meet the train. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may cause.

Background

The Sunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project is a safety improvement project that will update the station’s platform length to allow for a six car train to fit the platform. It will also relocate the pedestrian crossing at the northbound end of the station platform approximately 80 feet closer to Mathilda Avenue to prevent the crossing at the southbound end of the platform from being blocked. In addition, the project will replace uneven pavers on the platform with a smooth concrete surface.

Construction is expected to be complete in October. Neighbors may experience construction noise during these times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To sign up for weekly updates, visit www.Caltrain.com/SunnyvaleStation. For additional questions or concerns regarding this project, please call our dedicated Construction Outreach Line at 650.508.7726 or email construction@caltrain.com.

 

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

The Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project (PCEP) is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program. The PCEP would electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco’s 4th 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. 

 

For information on upcoming community construction update meetings, please visit the Caltrain Electrification Project events page at http://calmod.org/events/

San Francisco

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 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 Francisco station 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.

Brisbane

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 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 Brisbane station 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.

South San Francisco

July 14 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to install bridge attachments for OCS poles along the project route and to relocate signal cables. Night work hours will be from 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 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

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to relocate signal cables. Night work hours will be from 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 Bruno 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.

Millbrae

July 14 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit and install OCS foundations, and at night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

 

During work hours at the Millbrae 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.

Burlingame

July 14 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit and install OCS foundations, and at night to install OCS foundations. Foundation work activities will include excavation, drilling, placement of foundations and pouring of concrete. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings

 

During work hours at the Burlingame 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 Mateo

No work anticipated.

Belmont

No work anticipated.

San Carlos

No work anticipated.

Redwood City

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 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 Redwood City 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.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 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 Mateo County 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.

Atherton

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Night work hours will be from 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 Atherton 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.

 

Menlo Park

July 16 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

 

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

July 14 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables and install bridge attachments for OCS poles along the project route. Night work hours will be from 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

July 14 through July 20, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables and install bridge attachments for OCS poles along the project route. Night work hours will be from 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 Tamien stations, 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.calmod.org 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, July 14, to Friday, July 20, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

 

Saturday, July 14, to Friday, July 20, 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.

San Francisco to Brisbane

Saturday, July 14, to Friday, July 20, crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Brisbane 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.

South San Francisco to Burlingame

Saturday, July 14, to Friday, July 20, crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Brisbane 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 Mountain View

Saturday, July 14, to Friday, July 20, crews will change ties between the California Avenue and San Antonio 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.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Saturday, July 14, to Friday, July 20, crews will change ties between the Lawrence 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.