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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.

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, September 17, to Friday, September 21, crews will continue street work on Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive. Crews will also continue potholing for utilities in preparation for foundation installation. Foundation work is expected to begin September 22.

     

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

     

    Caltrain Electrification Project

     

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and during the night to relocate signal cables and install equipment on poles. Crews will also begin preparing for the construction site of the Traction Power Substation in the South San Francisco Station parking lot.

     

    Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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.

     

    Traffic Notices

     

    Poletti Way Traffic Notice

    Starting August 8, temporary lane closures of Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive will be required to facilitate the construction of street improvements being completed as part of the Caltrain South San Francisco Station Improvement Project. One lane of Poletti Way will remain accessible to local and through traffic during construction. Please pay attention to additional signage when using Poletti Way.

     

    After the completion of the South San Francisco Station Project, Poletti Way will become a two-way street, with the Southbound lane being reserved for buses serving passengers at the new South San Francisco Station.

     

    Linden Avenue Grade Crossing

     

    Starting August 24, Caltrain will begin installation of overhead wire along the corridor in South San Francisco. Vehicles may experience short delays at the Linden Avenue grade crossing during wire installation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on Caltrain Electrification, please visit www.calmod.org.

     
     

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    25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

     

    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, September 15 and then from Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. S. Delaware will be closed from 28th Avenue to Derby, and from Franklin Parkway to Lopez Drive. The intersections at 28th Avenue and Derby will be open.

     

    To view a map visit www.caltrain.com/25thGS/PGE.

     

    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. If you have any questions please contact your local PG&E representative Butch Harris at 408.282.7517 or send an email to gasprojectinfo@pge.com.

    Grade Separation Night/Weekend Work

    None. (Note: PG&E will be working on Saturday during the day. See above for more details.)

    Grade Separation Weekday Work

    On Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, 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, September 17 to Friday, September 21, crews will work on abutments and piles at 28th Avenue. Also on Monday, September 17 and September 18, crews will be installing an underdrain at 25th Avenue and mobilizing for MSE wall work.

     

    On Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, in the Caltrain temporary lot at 28th Avenue, crews will be working on fiber optic relocation for the project. Access to and from the parking lot at 28th Avenue will still be available with flaggers assisting during work hours. Please note that parking spaces #69 to #87 will be temporarily unavailable.

     

    Please note, parking spaces 434-438 and 479-486 located on the eastside of the Hillsdale Station will be temporarily unavailable due to the PG&E pipeline relocation work. Crews are also 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 through October. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure.

     

    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.

     

    crossingimprovementsGrade Crossing Improvements Project

    Night/Weekend Work

    None.

    Weekday Work

    Burlingame

    Broadway (Northeast): On Monday, September 17 to Friday, September 21, crews will be installing signs, a guardrail and a pedestrian gate arm.

     

    San Mateo

    Fourth Avenue (south): On Monday, September 17 to Thursday, September 20, crews will be installing an emergency gate, guardrail and pedestrian gate arms.

    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.

     

     

     

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    SunnyvaleSunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

    Night/Weekend Work

    None.

    Weekday Work

    On Monday, September 17 to Wednesday, September 18, approximately 115 feet in the middle of the northbound platform will be closed. Construction activities include relocation of existing facilities including sections of the mini-high platforms and passenger shelters as necessary.

    • Passengers and bikes may pass through while following the temporarily boarding platform signs.
    • ADA and PNA passengers will need to follow the detour through the south pedestrian crossing to get to the northern end of the northbound platform

     

    Starting Thursday, September 19, ADA and Passengers Needing Assistance (PNA) access from Mathilda Avenue will be impacted on the northbound platform. These passengers will need to use the north pedestrian crossing to get to the northern PNA area. See map below. The pedestrian crossings will remain open. Passengers will not be able to board or alight from the southernmost coach car on northbound trains.

    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 December. 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.

     

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    pcepPeninsula Corridor Electrification Project

    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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to relocate signal cables and install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Night 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and during the night to relocate signal cables and install equipment on poles. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Night 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to relocate signal cables. 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit and during the night to relocate signal cables. 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

    September 17 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install OCS foundations, locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to relocate signal cables. 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 San Mateo 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.

    Belmont

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Night 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.

     

    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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit, and during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Night 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.

     

    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

    September 17 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Day 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and prune and remove trees along the project route, and during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, and during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 Palo Alto 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.

    Mountain View

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, and during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 Mountain View 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.

    Sunnyvale

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities. Day work hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night 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 Sunnyvale 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.

    Santa Clara

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and 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 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

    September 15 through September 21, Caltrain will be working during the day to install a ductbank and manholes at the Traction Power Substation facility, and at night to locate underground utilities and 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 Jose 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.

     

     

    Positive Train Control (PTC) Project

    Night/Weekend Work

    Starting on Friday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. to Monday, September 17 at 4:00 a.m., Caltrain will be conducting PTC system brake testing from San Brisbane to San Mateo and from Sunnyvale to San Jose.

    Weekday Work

    None.

    Background

    Caltrain is continuing work on its Positive Train Control (PTC) Project-an advanced signal system that will equip the corridor with federally-mandated technology that will improve safety and increase reliability and operating performance. For more information on the PTC project, please visit www.caltrain.com/PTC. For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Construction Hotline at 650.508.7726 or email PTC@caltrain.com

     

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    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, September 15, to Friday, September 21, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.

    Saturday, September 15, to Friday, September 21, 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, September 15, to Friday, September 21, crews will resurface rail between the San Francisco and Brisbane stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

     

    Menlo Park to Palo Alto

    Saturday, September 15, to Friday, September 21, crews will resurface rail between the Menlo Park and Palo Alto stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

    Mountain View to Santa Clara

    Saturday, September 15, to Friday, September 21, crews will resurface rail between the Mountain View and Santa Clara stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

    Santa Clara to San Jose

    Saturday, September 15, to Friday, September 21, 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.