Construction, Installation and Maintenance: September 16 to September 22, 2017

Construction, Installation and Maintenance: September
16 to September 22, 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, September 18 to Friday, September 22, 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

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, September 15 through Friday,
September 22. Crews will
continue to backfill abutment with soil and perform work on storm drain bypass.
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.
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Weekday
Work
Monday, September 18 to Friday, September 22, crews will perform rebar, form and
concrete work on the bridge backwall and abutment.

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

September
18 through September 24, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night
to locate and move underground utilities and to
construct one test
pile foundation for integrity testing.
Day work hours will be from 7
a.m. to 5 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
night 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
18 through September 24, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night
to locate and move underground utilities
. Day
work
hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 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
night 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
18 through September 24, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night
to prune and remove trees along the project route, locate underground utilities
and remove project materials.
Day work hours will be from 7
a.m. to 5 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
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
18 through September 23, Caltrain will be doing work during the day and night
to prune and remove trees along the project route, locate underground utilities
and remove project materials and to
construct one test
pile foundation for integrity testing
. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5
p.m. Night work hours will be from 10 p.m. to 5:30 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 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

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,
September 16 to Friday, September 22, crews will pressure wash and perform
janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien
stations.

 

Monday,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, 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

Monday,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, crews will resurface rail between the San
Francisco and Brisbane 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.

 

South San Francisco

Monday,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, 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,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, 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.

 

Monday,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, crews will resurface rail between the San
Francisco and Brisbane 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,
September 18 to Friday, September 22, 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.