October 12 to October 18, 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


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

Caltrain crews may be working during the night on Friday, October 11 and Wednesday, October 16 through Friday October 18, to drill and place electrification pole foundations. 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 .

Weekday Work

Monday, October 14 , to Friday, October 18, crews will be installing innerducts along the right of way. Crews will also continue to install pole foundations and perform utility relocation work in the station area. Crews will also need to narrow the station platform by approximately 15 feet to relocate an existing storm drain beginning October 28.
 
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.
 
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 .
   

SM
25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

At night on Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18, installation of the retaining wall panels may occur between the pedestrian underpass to 25th Avenue. 

Also on Friday night, October 18, crews will do grout work on the girders at 25th Avenue.  
 
Construction Work  
Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18: 
  • Pedestrian Underpass north: Crews will  pour and form retaining walls and install panels.
  • 25th Avenue: Crews will work on the abutment back wall. 
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will form the stair wall. 
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will work on the retaining wall, forming footings, as well as placing rebar on the retaining, abutment, ramp walls and the girder. 
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will remove the bent cap falsework. They will also excavate and work on drainage.
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: 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 will occur, as a construction contract has not been issued. A community meeting was held on this future project on October 8, 2019. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack
    • Please note that Caltrain Electrification crews will temporarily be utilizing the area between 9th and 14th Avenues as a pole laydown area. Crews will utilize the area to load poles on to an on-rail construction flat car via crane and then install those poles on completed foundations along the right-of-way north or south of the temporary laydown area. After staging the area is no loner needed for pole laydown, the Electrification contractor will vacate the area and return it to its original condition. No work will be completed for the proposed future set-out track during this time. 
    • Work hours at the temporary pole laydown area will be primarily during evening hours on weekends. The temporary pole laydown area is expected to be utilized four additional weekends in 2019 and two weekends in 2020. During this time, there may be some noise from backup alarms and limited light as cranes and equipment turn. For more information on Caltrain Electrification, please visit www.CalMod.org/Construction or sign-up to receive notices as www.CalMod.org/Get-Involved

Parking Impacts
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.

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. 

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 for six months for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. The temporary closure is targeted for late 2019. To learn more, please view the Virtual Town Hall that occurred on July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Overall project 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 Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 or email  SMgradesep@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 

On October 12 through October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and 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 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

On October 12 through October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and 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 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

On October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to install duct bank, rebar 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

On October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and 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

On October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds, install poles and 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds, install poles and 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds, install poles and 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.
 
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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds and 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and install duct bank and manholes and perform drainage work at the Switching Station facility. 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. 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.
 

Atherton

On October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. 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 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 October 12 to October 18, 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 locate underground utilities, 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, 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 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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, 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.
 
Caltrain crews will be extending the existing set-out track approximately 500 feet in order to accommodate on-track equipment required for Caltrain Electrification. The current set-out track is between Farley Street and South Shoreline Boulevard in Mountain View. Construction will require a staging area for foundation installation, pole installation, construction material and pole delivery and storage as well as for loading and unloading of train cars. Staging is expected to begin in October 2019 with construction occurring over an 8-12-month period. To learn more about staging area construction activities, please visit our Resources page.
 
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 October 12 to October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to install duct bank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, install impedance bonds and install equipment on the rail. During pole installation, Caltrain will be storing, assembling, loading and unloading poles adjacent to the Caltrain set-out track at 111 Uranium Drive in Sunnyvale. 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. The temporary parking closures will last from April 8 until late 2019. To learn more about the parking closures, please visit our  Resources  page.
 
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 October 12 through October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, locate underground utilities and locate underground utilities at the Santa Clara station. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install conduit, install impedance bonds, install equipment on the rail and locate underground utilities. During pole installation, Caltrain will be storing, assembling, loading and unloading poles adjacent to
the Caltrain set-out track at 111 Uranium Drive in Sunnyvale. 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

On October 12 through October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day install conduit, locate underground utilities at the San Jose stations, install rebar at the Traction Power Substation facility, and perform grading work at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install conduit, install impedance bonds and install equipment on the rail. During pole installation, Caltrain will be storing, assembling, loading and unloading poles at the West Virginia Street Yard south of Diridon Station. 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.
 
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.
 

CEMOF Facility

Work has begun getting Caltrain's Central Equipment Maintenance and Operations Facility (CEMOF) ready for electrification. Modifications to the facility need to be made before the arrival of electric trainsets in order to properly perform maintenance on the vehicles. Work will include excavation and pit lengthening. 

On Monday, October 14,  through Friday, October 18, Caltrain will be working during the day to begin construction staging within the facility, begin sawcutting into the asphalt, and demo existing rails and ties. W ork hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.


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, October 12, to Friday, October 18 crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, October 12, to Friday, October 18,  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, October 12, to Friday, October 18,  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, October 12, to Friday, October 18, 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 will be held on this future project on October 8, 2019. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/SM_Set-OutTrack.

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, October 12, to Friday, October 18, 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.

Crews will be replacing LED light bulbs at the Hayward Park station and in the parking lot.

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, October 12, to Friday, October 18, 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, October 12, to Friday, October 18 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.

Crews will be replacing LED light bulbs at the Tamien station and in the parking lot.