Weekly Construction, Installation and Maintenance Notice

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Construction, Installation and Maintenance

Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor! To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will begin work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in October. Crews will create additional clearance in the tunnel sides to accommodate the new trains and will install anchor bolts in the tunnel ceilings to facilitate the installation of the overhead contact system that will power the new electric trains. For more information visit CalMod.org/SFtunnels.

In order to facilitate work in the tunnels, trains will not operate on weekends between San Francisco and Bayshore Stations from October 6, 2018 to late Spring 2019. Caltrain service will stop at Bayshore Station and a bus bridge will transport passengers to the 22nd and 4th & King Stations. Weekday service will not be impacted. For more service information visit www.Caltrain.com/SFweekendClosure.
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


SSFSouth San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

No night work planned.

Weekday Work

Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, 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.
 
Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.
 
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 as part of Caltrain Electrification. 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.
 
 
 
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, October 6, Pacific Blvd., from S. Delaware to the Hillsdale Blvd. on-ramp, will be closed 24 hours, 7 days a week until late October (see map here).
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

 
On Saturday, October 6, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.:
  • The intersection at S. Delaware and 31st Avenue will be closed to through traffic for storm drain work.
  • Local businesses and their customers will still be able to park in the Bay Meadows parking lot at the corner of S. Delaware and 31st Avenue. Flaggers will assist vehicle access.
  • In addition, local business patrons and employees can park for free on October 6 in the Caltrain temporary lot (access from 28th Avenue and S. Delaware) and in the Caltrain permanent parking lot (access via flaggers at the S. Delaware/31 Ave intersection, vehicles will then head south on S. Delaware).
 
Note: PG&E will work on Saturday, October 6 during daytime hours (see above).  

Grade Separation Weekday Work

 
Traffic Information
  • E: 25th Avenue: On Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 12, 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.
  • Pacific Blvd. at Concar Dr.: On Monday, October 8 to late October, Pacific Blvd. between Concar Dr. and 19th Avenue, will be closed due to fiber optic cable relocation. Pedestrian access will be maintained during the closure.
  • Pacific Blvd. at Antioch: Starting Monday, October 8 to mid-November, there will be a lane closure on Pacific Blvd. near Antioch from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Flaggers will assist bi-directional traffic flow.
  • Pacific Blvd. near Hillsdale on-ramp: Please see the 24/7 road closure on Pacific Blvd. (near Hillsdale on-ramp) above due to PG&E work.
 
Parking Lot Impacts
Starting Monday, October 8, there will be no access to the Caltrain temporary parking lot from 31st Avenue through December 2019. Vehicles can access the lot from 28th Avenue and S. Delaware. Please note some spaces in the temporary parking lot will be unavailable due to the construction work.
 
Construction Work
On Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 12, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. crews will be mobilizing a drilling rig and equipment to relocate fiber optic cable into the Caltrain temporary parking lot. Please expect construction vehicle back-up alarms and trucks to be loading and unloading.
 
In addition, on Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 12, crews will:
  • Work on abutments and girders at the Pedestrian Underpass
  • Conduct work on the bent at 25th Avenue
  • Work on abutments at 28th Avenue
  • Trench, lower materials, and backfill between 25th Avenue and Borel
 
Thank you for your patience 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: On Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12, crews will be reviewing and finalizing work.
 
San Francisco
16th Street: As early as Friday, October 12, crews may be surveying the grade crossing area.

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.


SunnyvaleSunnyvale Station Rehabilitation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

On October 6 to mid-November:
  • The north pedestrian crossing will be closed due to construction. All passengers will need to use the south pedestrian crossing to access the platforms.
  • The south pedestrian crossing will remain open but may be blocked when a train arrives. Passengers are encouraged to arrive early to the station to allow enough time to cross the tracks to meet their train.
 
We apologize for any inconvenience the construction activities may cause. More rider information can be found at www.caltrain.com/stations/sunnyvalestation.

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


pcepPeninsula Corridor Electrification Project

Peninsula Corridor Electrification Project

Caltrain Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco's 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.
 
The primary purpose of Caltrain Electrification 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

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Bruno

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, 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 construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Millbrae

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Burlingame

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations, 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 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 callCaltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Mateo

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations and install conduit, and during the night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables, install foundations 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Belmont

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Carlos

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Redwood City

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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 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 callCaltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.
 

Unincorporated San Mateo County

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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.
 

Atherton

October 6 through October 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and relocate signal cables. 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Menlo Park

October 6 through October 12, 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Palo Alto

October 6 through October 12, 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Mountain View

October 6 through October 12, 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Sunnyvale

October 6 through October 12, 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Santa Clara

October 6 through October 12, 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

October 6 through October 12, 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. 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.
 
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, October 6, to Friday, October 12, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, October 6, to Friday, October 12, 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, October 6, to Friday, October 12, 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, October 6, to Friday, October 12, 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, October 6, to Friday, October 12, 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, October 6, to Friday, October 12, 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.