July 6 to July 12, 2019

Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor! To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will began work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in October 2018. That weekend work has concluded and Caltrain has restored regular weekend service to and from San Francisco
  

CONSTRUCTION


SSFSouth San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

At night on Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, crews may be out working on utility line relocation, potholing and trenching.

Weekday Work

Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12, crews will continue street work and road improvements on Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive. Crews will also continue to install pole foundations and perform utility relocation work in the station area.
 
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
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
 
Caltrain will continue 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 .
   

SM25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

At night on Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, installation of the retaining wall panels may occur between 25th to 28th Avenues

Weekday Work

Construction Work  
Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12:
  • 25th Avenue north: Crews will work on the retaining walls, including installing rebar and wall panels.
  • Pedestrian Undercrossing to 28th Avenue: Crews will be trenching, installing lower retaining wall panels, backfilling and off-hauling dirt. Trucks may be used to remove the dirt.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will install rebar for the bent cap. Crews will also work on the platform ramp, forming the ramp walls.
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will be forming the bent column as well constructing retaining walls and excavating. Please note trucks may be used to remove the dirt.  
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Crews may even out soil distributed in this location, install a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff, and hydroseed. Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a future set-out track as a previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. No set-out track installation work will occur, as a construction contract has not been issued. A community meeting on this future project was held on June 11, 2019. For more information visit www.Caltrain.com/HP_Set-OutTrack.
  • Parking lots near 31st Avenue to the east of Hillsdale Station: Crews will be conducting AT&T utility relocation work.
On Monday, July 8, to prepare drivers of large vehicles for the temporary height clearance required once the rail bridge at E. 25th Avenue is installed, overhead clearance bars will be place on site (for more information click here). Also on July 8, Leslie Street will be temporarily closed for approximately three weeks (for more information click here). 


Parking Impacts
On Saturday, July 6 to Friday, July 12, 2019, there will be no access to the Caltrain temporary parking lot from 31st Avenue. Vehicles can access the lot from 28th Avenue at S. Delaware. Please note some spaces in the temporary parking lot located on the eastside of the Hillsdale Station will be unavailable due to the construction work
 
Separately, construction work for Caltrain Electrification will occur in the parking lot south of Hillsdale Avenue. For more information, visit CalMod.org/SanMateo.

Near-Future Work
  • 7/15: PG&E Pipeline Work - Pacific Blvd. closure and S. Delaware lane closures (notice)
  • 7/19: Bridge Installation at E. 25th Ave. (notice)

We apologize for any inconvenience while this important safety improvement project is being constructed. 

Background

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, is improving safety, traffic flow, and reducing train horn noise in the City. The Project is focused on improving traffic flow on three roads: 
  1. On 25th Avenue, the Project will raise the tracks and slightly lower the road at E. 25th Avenue & S. Delaware to separate the trains and tracks from the street and sidewalk; 
  2. On E. 28th Avenue, the Project will create a new east-west through street; and 
  3. On E. 31st Avenue, the Project will create a new east-west through street. The Project is also installing a new elevated Hillsdale Station with updated amenities.

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 that the Hillsdale Station will temporarily close in late 2019 for six months for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause
Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.

How to Stay Informed

For more information on the 25 th  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


PTCPositive Train Control (PTC) Project

Weekend/Night Work
Caltrain will conduct PTC testing intermittently from Saturday, July 6 to Friday, July 12 using a test train from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. at various locations along the corridor .

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 safety technology. 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.


pcepCaltrain Electrification 

Caltrain 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 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.

Brisbane

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 Brisbane 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install ductbank and manholes at the Traction Power Substation facility in the South San Francisco Caltrain Station parking lot. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail and install equipment on poles. 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Burlingame

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail and install equipment on poles. 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 Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

San Mateo

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail and install equipment on poles. 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.
 
Caltrain electrification crews have permanently closed parking spaces #322-343 and #412-421 in the southern portion of the Hillsdale Station parking lot in order to construct a paralleling station which will help regulate power to the new electric trains. Parking spaces #344-357 and #390-411, also located in the southern portion of the Hillsdale Station parking lot have been temporarily fenced off in order for crews to install a staging area to support this construction. The temporary parking closures will last until late 2019. For additional information about the parking closures at Hillsdale station, please visit our
 
Resources   page.
 
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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, install conduit and install ductbank and manholes at the Switching Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail. 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 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 6 in observance of Independence Day. On July 7 to July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rail, relocate signal cables 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to relocate signal cables 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 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to relocate signal cables 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 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities along the project route, locate underground utilities at the Sunnyvale stations, install foundations, prune and remove trees along the project route and install ductbank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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.
 
Caltrain Electrification crews have permanently closed parking spaces #421-436, #452-455, and #458-463 in the northern portion of the Sunnyvale Station parking lot in order to construct a paralleling station which will help regulate power to the new electric trains. Parking spaces #437-441, #456-457, and #464-472, also located in the northern portion of the Sunnyvale Station parking lot, will be temporarily fenced off in order for crews to install a staging area to support this construction. Four (4) ADA parking stalls will be temporarily re-located to the north end of the parking lot adjacent to the northern sidewalk ramp. 
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.

Santa Clara

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and install conduit. 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 have begun 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. The temporary closures will last until late summer 2019. 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

No work will be conducted July 4 through July 7 in observance of Independence Day. On July 8 through July 12, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations, install conduit, install rebar and perform gantry work at the Traction Power Substation facility, and perform drainage work at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and  install conduit. 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 have begun 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. The temporary closures will last until late summer 2019. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our
 
Resources   page

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.


MaintenanceMAINTENANCE
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

Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 12, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 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.

Brisbane to San Bruno

Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 12 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 time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.
 
San Bruno to Burlingame
Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 12, 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: Set Out Track Area
Crews may even out soil distributed in this location, install a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff, and hydroseed.  No set-out track installation work will occur, as a construction contract has not been issued. A community meeting on this future project was held on June 11, 2019. For more information visit  www.Caltrain.com/HP_Set-OutTrack.

San Carlos 
The San Carlos Transit Village project is continuing work on new pedestrian pathways surrounding the San Carlos Caltrain Depot Plaza as the final phases of site improvements are completed. Crews will be temporarily redirecting plaza access (between the station and El Camino Real). The area below the tracks will continue to be kept clear to allow travel to opposite sides of the tracks. Please allow yourself extra time accessing and leaving the station.

Dumbarton Rail Corridor
The San Mateo County Transit District has entered into a partnership with Cross Bay Transit Partners to explore improving transportation along the Dumbarton Rail Corridor. You may notice crews along the corridor assessing the condition of the route. The information gathered will help inform the existing conditions analysis.

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 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 Soil Relocation
Starting as early as Thursday, June 20, crews will distribute soil inside the Caltrain right-of-way near Mead Avenue and Bowers Avenue to raise the level of the ground to be the same level as the tracks to reduce future flooding. Work hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Crews will take steps to minimize impacts from the movement of soil, which will be brought to the site by train. Construction vehicles such as a sheep's foot and bulldozer may be used. Grading will occur, and measures to insure drainage is maintained will be taken. Work is anticipated to take approximately three weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause

Santa Clara to San Jose

Saturday, July 6, to Friday, July 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.