Construction, Installation and Maintenance: July 29 to August 4, 2017

 NOTICE



Construction, Installation and Maintenance: July 29
to August 4, 2017


 


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


 


San Carlos Transit Center Project


Night/Weekend Work


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


 


Weekday Work


Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, crews will continue parking lot improvements. 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


Los Gatos
Creek Bridge Replacement Project Weekly Update


 


Night/Weekend Work
As part of the Los Gatos Creek
Bridge Project, there is night work scheduled on Friday, July 28 through Friday,
August 4. Crews will install tail track bridge ballast, ties and rail. Crews
will also continue grading work. Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7, crews
will use on-track equipment to pack ballast in order to stabilize the tracks. Residents
may hear this on-track equipment during these nights. In order 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.
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Weekday
Work
Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, crews will handrails and other bridge
fixtures.


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 tail track 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.


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. 


 


San Francisco


No work
anticipated.


 


Brisbane


No work
anticipated.


 


South San Francisco


No work
anticipated.


 


San Bruno


No work
anticipated.


 


Millbrae


No work
anticipated.


 


Burlingame


No work
anticipated.


 


San Mateo


July 31
through August 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to
locate underground utilities and remove project materials. Work hours will be
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. We
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


 


During
work hours at 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


July 31
through August 6, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night to
locate underground utilities and remove project materials. Work hours will be
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Night work hours will be from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. We
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


 


During
work hours at 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


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


No work anticipated.


 


Mountain View


No work
anticipated.


 


Sunnyvale


Not work
anticipated


 


Santa
Clara


No work
anticipated.


 


San Jose


No work
anticipated.


 


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, July 28, to Friday, August 4, crews will
pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San
Francisco and Tamien stations.


 


Monday, July 31, to Friday, August 4, 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
construction noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.


 


South San Francisco


Monday, July 31, to August 4, crews will replace
ties near the South San Francisco Station. Caltrain uses several different
on-track, self-propelled machines to replace cross ties, and neighbors may
experience construction noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as
possible.


 


San Mateo to Belmont


Monday, July 31, to August 4, crews will resurface
rail between the San Mateo and Belmont 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 construction noise during this time. Crews will work
as quietly as possible.


 


Santa Clara to San Jose


Monday, July 31, to August 4, 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 construction noise during this time. Crews will work
as quietly as possible.