February 9 to 15, 2019

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, February 11, to Friday, February 15, crews will continue street work 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
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
 
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

Grade Separation Night/Weekend Work

At night on Saturday, February 9, and then on Monday, February 11 to Friday, February 15, crews will work on the retaining walls north of 25th Avenue>

Weekday Work

Construction Work  
(Monday, February 11 to Friday, February 15, 2019)
  • 28th and 31st Avenues: Crews will work on the abutments
  • Parking lots near 31st Avenue to the east of Hillsdale Station: Crews will be conducting AT&T utility relocation work. Construction activities include excavation and boring.  
On Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12, crews will be conducting utility work south of 25th Avenue, including activities such as excavation and backfilling. On Wednesday, February 13 through Friday, February 15, crews will be conducting utility work near 28th Avenue and El Camino.

Parking Impacts
On Saturday, February 9 to Friday, February 15, 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 http://www.CalMod.org/SanMateo.

We apologize for any inconvenience 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 fall 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


PTCPositive Train Control (PTC) Project

Weekend/Night Work
Caltrain will conduct PTC testing intermittently from Saturday, February 9 to Friday, February 15, using a high rail vehicle from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. along the corridor (except from Menlo Park to Santa Clara).

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. To sign-up for City specific notifications, please visit www.CalMod.org/Get-Involved.

San Francisco

C altrain will be performing work in the four tunnels in San Francisco. Crews will perform grouting and drilling work in the tunnels as well as notching work to provide additional clearance for the new electric trains. Crews will also perform potholing work outside of the tunnels. Weekend tunnel work will be around the clock from Friday evening to Monday morning. Weekday work will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. For more information on the tunnel work, visit www.CalMod.org/SFTunnels. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
During work hours at the San Francisco 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 .

Brisbane

No work anticipated this week.

South San Francisco

O n February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities at the Traction Power Substation facility and to locate underground utilities along the project route, and during the night to 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. 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
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San Bruno

O n February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to 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. 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

O n February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install equipment on poles, install conduit, install foundations 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 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
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Burlingame

O n February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install equipment on poles, install conduit, install foundations 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 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

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities , and during the night to install foundations and to 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.
 
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

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install foundations 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 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
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San Carlos

On F ebruary 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install foundations 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

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and pour concrete at the Switching Station facility, and during the night to install foundations and locate underground utilities. 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 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
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Unincorporated San Mateo County

On February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and during the night to locate underground utilities and install foundations. 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 .
 

Atherton

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install foundations and locate underground utilities. 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.
 
From 8 p.m. on February 14 to 5 a.m. on February 15 there will be a temporary closure of the Fair Oaks Lane railroad crossing for crews to install foundations.
 
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  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, to prune and remove trees along the project route and to perform a concrete demolition at the Menlo Park station. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, located underground utilities and to install equipment on poles. 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
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Palo Alto

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, to prune and remove trees along the project route and to perform a concrete demolition at the Palo Alto station. Caltrain will be working 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

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, to prune and remove trees along the project route and to perform a concrete demolition at the Mountain View station. Caltrain will be working 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

On  February 9 through February 15, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, to prune and remove trees along the project route and to perform a concrete demolition at the Sunnyvale station. Caltrain will be working during the night 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

On  February 9 through February 15 , Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and to locate underground utilities, and during the night to install conduit, to relocate signal cables and to 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.
 
In early February, Caltrain Electrification crews will begin 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. On February 4, Caltrain will be temporarily closing 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
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San Jose

On  February 9 through February 15 , Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, to locate underground utilities, to perform concrete pours and install a ductbank and manholes at the Traction Power Substation facility and install a ductbank at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install conduit, to relocate signal cables and to 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.
 
In early February, Caltrain Electrification crews will begin staging materials and equipment between the Santa Clara Station and the College Park Station in San Jose. On February 4, Caltrain will be temporarily closing 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. Construction staging will occur along the Caltrain right-of-way south of the Santa Clara Station. 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 650.508.7726.

San Francisco to San Jose

Saturday, February 9, to Friday, February 15, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, February 9, to Friday, February 15,  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, February 9, to Friday, February 15,  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, February 9, to Friday, February 15, 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.

Mountain View to Santa Clara

Saturday, February 9 to Friday, February 15,  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, February 9 to Friday, February 15, 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.