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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. 

CONSTRUCTION

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

During the day and night of Saturday, April 21, crews will do track work consisting of cutting rail and resurfacing rail. On Friday night, April 27, this work will continue with the inclusion of placing ballast. Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.

Weekday Work

On Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, crews will do utility 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.

San Carlos Transit Center 

Weekday Work

Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, crews will continue curb work in preparation of the Cherry Street intersection improvements. Single lane closures may take place during construction activities. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur. The Cherry Street improvements will facilitate better access to the Caltrain Station parking lot for cars travelling southbound on El Camino Real. Construction is expected to be complete in April 2018.

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project
Night/Weekend Work

During the day on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, crews will be working on the abutments and bent at the Pedestrian Underpass.

At night on Wednesday April 25 and Thursday, April 26 OR at night on Friday, April 27 crews will do signal work. During this time signal arms will be down at both the north and south pedestrian crossings at Hayward Park, and at the north pedestrian crossing at Hillsdale Station.

On Friday night, April 27, crews will be excavating and working on the bent at 25th Avenue.   

Weekday Work

On Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, there will be some 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. During this time, crews will be installing temporary shoring at 25th Avenue. Caltrain will establish signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. All businesses along E. 25th Avenue will remain open during construction.

 

Also on Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27 crews will:  

  • Work on the abutments and bent at the Pedestrian Underpass and 25th Avenue
  • Prepare and implement ground improvements north of 28th Avenue, activities include drilling and moving soil/rocks
  • Regrade areas north of Borel Creek
  • Preparing the temporary parking lot at Delaware and Pacific Blvd.

Crews will also do some excavation work on Monday, April 23 to Wednesday, April 25 at 31st Avenue.

For riders, single tracking may occur at night to allow for the construction activities. To view a map of the temporary parking lot visit www.caltrain.com/25thgs (scroll down to “project resources”).

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.

Sunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

On Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, 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 deboard in a more northern car. Single tracking may occur to allow for the construction activities.

Please note parking spaces #458 to 489 at the Sunnyvale parking lot will be blocked off to traffic. This will be in effect until late August. 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 late summer 2018. 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

No work anticipated.

Brisbane

No work anticipated.

South San Francisco

No work anticipated.

San Bruno

No work anticipated.

Millbrae

April 21 through April 27, Caltrain will be working during the day and night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables and 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 day 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

April 21 through April 27, Caltrain will be working during the day and night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables and 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 day 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

April 21 through April 27, 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

During work hours at the San Mateo, Hayward Park and Hillsdale 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.

Belmont

April 21 through April 27, 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

During work hours at the Belmont 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 Carlos

April 21 through April 27, 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.

During work hours at the San Carlos 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.

Redwood City

No work anticipated.

Unincorporated San Mateo County

No work anticipated.

Atherton

No work anticipated.

Menlo Park

April 23 through April 27, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

During work hours at the Menlo Park 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.

Palo Alto

No work anticipated.

Mountain View

No work anticipated.

Sunnyvale

No work anticipated.

Santa Clara

April 21 through April 27, Caltrain will working during the day to locate underground utilities. Work hours will be from 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.

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

April 21 through April 27, Caltrain will working during the day to locate underground utilities. Work hours will be from 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.

During work hours at the San Jose Diridon and 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

On Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 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. During this time, crews will also be surfacing between San Francisco and South San Francisco. Neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

Palo Alto to Mountain View

Over the weekend, from Saturday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, April 23 at 4:00 a.m., the railroad grade crossing at Charleston Road will be closed for track maintenance work. Vehicular, bicycle or pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the tracks during this closure. Caltrain will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. The maintenance work includes all new ballast, concrete ties, rail and grade crossing panels on both tracks to maintain their state of good repair. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. New pavement and striping will also be included as a part of the maintenance work. These elements will provide a smoother, safer crossing for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. 

Sunnyvale to San Jose

Monday, April 23 to Friday, April 27, crews will change ties. 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.