August 8 to August 14, 2020

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CONSTRUCTION


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

On Saturdays, beginning August 1, construction crews may be pouting concrete for the new station. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. This work will continue through the month.

Weekday Work

During the day on Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14 construction crews may be excavating dirt, installing foundations along the tracks, and pouring concrete for the new stationThis work will include use of excavators and other heavy machinery. Caltrain may be single-tracking through the area. Work hours will be from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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
 
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.


  

SM
25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work
None.  

Weekday Work 
(Monday, August 10 to August 14, 2020)
  • Hillsdale Blvd. north: Crews will dissemble and remove track.
  • Permanent Parking Lot (E. 25th to E. 28th Avenues): Crews will excavate and place ballast. There may be additional truck traffic on S. Delaware. 
  • 28th Avenue:Crews will install footing and rebar, and then form and pour, the retaining wall. Crews will also relocate storm drain lines. 
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will form, pour, and strip the retaining walls.  
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will pour stairs and landing. 
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a replacement parking track as the previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. To view the latest updates and for more information visit www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack

Hillsdale Station Closure 

Hillsdale Station is temporarly closed. A new station will open in late fall 2020. A virtual town hall occurred on April 9, 2020. To watch the archived event, including the chat question and answers, click here

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 between E. 28th and E. 31st Avenues. 

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. Please note the Hillsdale Station temporarily closed May 16, 2020, for six months for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. To learn more, please visit www.Caltrain.com/HillsdaleTempClosure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The overall project construction is expected to be complete in spring 2021.

How to Stay Informed

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 Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 or email SMgradesep@Caltrain.com





pcepCaltrain Electrification 

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 

On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and 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.
 
Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station facility at the Bayshore Station parking lot. The Bayshore Station will remain open during construction. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
During work hours at the 22nd St. 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.

Brisbane
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and 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
 
Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station facility at the Bayshore Station parking lot. The Bayshore Station will remain open during construction. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
During work hours at the Bayshore 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.

South San Francisco
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to perform switch isolations, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 Burlingame and Broadway 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.

San Mateo
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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.
 
During work hours at the San Mateo and Hayward Park 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.

Belmont
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.
 
Unincorporated San Mateo County
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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.
 
Atherton
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, perform switch isolations and locate underground utilities. 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.
 
Crews will be working during the day to install a signal house on Caltrain property near Watkins Avenue. Construction activities include excavation, pouring of concrete and the construction of a new signal house that will help regulate signaling power to the new electric trains. Work will take place during the weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Limited Saturday work may be required. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 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
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities.  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.
 
Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station facility located near 187 Page Mill Road on Caltrain property in Palo Alto. From June 9, 2020 to January 2021, crews will utilize a portion of Page Mill Road between Sheridan Avenue and Park Boulevard for construction staging. Vehicles may enter the Caltrain parking lot from Sheridan Avenue, but must exit the parking lot via California Avenue. During construction, crews will use this portion of Page Mill road for intermittent deliveries of equipment and construction supplies to and from the staging area. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
During work hours at the Palo Alto and California 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.

Mountain View
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 Mountain View and San Antonio 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.

Sunnyvale
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. 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 Sunnyvale and Lawrence 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.

Santa Clara
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles, install foundations, install equipment on the rail, locate underground utilities, and remove abandoned 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.
 
Caltrain Electrification crews are staging materials and equipment between the Santa Clara Station and the College Park Station in San Jose. Construction staging will occur along the Caltrain right-of-way south of the Santa Clara Station. Caltrain has temporarily closed parking spaces #256-269 and #277-290 at the Santa Clara station for crews to stage equipment. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our Resources page.
 
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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Jose
 
On August 8 to August 14, Caltrain will be working during the day to install signal equipment. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, locate underground utilities and remove abandoned 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.
 
Caltrain Electrification crews are staging materials and equipment between the Santa Clara Station and the College Park Station in San Jose. Construction staging will occur along the Caltrain right-of-way south of the Santa Clara Station. Caltrain has temporarily closed parking spaces #256-269 and #277-290 at the Santa Clara station for crews to stage equipment. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our Resources page.
 
During work hours at the Diridon, Tamien and College Park 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.


MaintenanceMAINTENANCE AND OTHER WORK
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 650.660.4287.

San Francisco to San Jose

Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations. 
 
Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14crews 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible. 

Construction crews maybe making repairs and replacing parts of a fence near the tracks and Jerrold Ave in San Francisco.  Crews may also be installing fencing along Caltrain tracks near Paul Ave. and Gould St. 

Brisbane to San Bruno
Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14, crews will resurface rail between the Brisbane and San Bruno stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to replace resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this timeCrews will work as quietly as possible. 
 
San Bruno to Burlingame
Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame 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. 

San Mateo: Parking Track Area
Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a replacement parking track as the previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. No parking track installation will occur, as a construction contract has not yet been issued. A survey regarding neighborhood enhancements for the parking track was conducted and the results are now posted online. For more information visit, www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack 

Burlingame to Mountain View
Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame 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. 

Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14, construction crews may be removing and replacing fencing near the Redwood City and Menlo Park stations. A third-party project may have construction crews trimming trees in Redwood City near Main st and Pennsylvania Ave. 

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14, 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. 

Construction crews may be making repairs and replacing parts of a fence near the tracks in Sunnyvale and Santa Clara.  

Sunnyvale
The railroad grade crossing at Sunnyvale Avenue will be closed over one weekend for track maintenance work. The closure will be from Friday, August 14 at 11 p.m. until Monday, August 17 at 4 a.m. Vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will not be able to cross the tracks at Sunnyvale Avenue during this outage.

During the closure, Caltrain will establish detour signs for pedestrians and motorists to help with traffic flow. Neighbors may experience construction noise during this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Sunday, August 8, to Friday, August 14crews 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible.