Caltrain Construction Weekly Notice
April 17 to April 23, 2021
Caltrain is committed to the health and safety of our passengers and staff. To that end, we've adapted our service to operate under continually changing conditions in light of COVID-19. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.
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Caltrain's Marin and Napoleon Street Rail Bridge Improvements project, is needed to protect the safety of both riders and the community. The project will require two weekend service closures beginning Saturday, April 17. The construction is scheduled to take place the following weekends:

  • Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 19
  • Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25

Free bus service will replace train service between Bayshore and San Francisco stations during all San Francisco service closures. Buses are ADA accessible and will have limited capacity for luggage and bikes onboard. We thank you for your continued patience. For more information visit 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 Customer Service line at 1.800.660.4287. 
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CONSTRUCTION

South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work
At Saturday, April 17, construction crews may be working on the pedestrian underpass tunnel on the east side of the station near Poletti Way.

Weekday Work

During the day on Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23, construction crews may be shoring near the East Tunnel near Poletti Way. Shoring work consists of metal sheets being installed in the ground to create a retaining wall. This may require the use of excavators and other heavy machinery. Construction crews may be working extended hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. One lane of Poletti will be closed and traffic control will be along the road during construction.

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
 
Due to construction, Poletti has been converted to a one-lane street. Traffic control is in place to guide traffic. Poletti will remain a one-lane road for the duration of the project. There will be no impacts to the 101 off-ramp.

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.
  

25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Weekend Work
On Saturday, April 17, at 31st Avenue crews will install a waterline and will form and strip the retaining wall forms. At 25th Avenue, crews will remove form, pour, and strip the curb and retaining walls.

Weekday Work 
(Monday, April 19 to Friday, April 23)
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will install a water line and form, pour, and strip the retaining walls. They will also install street lighting and a traffic signal and paint.
  • 25th Avenue: The street and sidewalk will be closed between S. Delaware and Palm Avenue so crews can lower the road (more information). Crews will remove surface features, excavate, and will form, pour, and strip the retaining walls.
  • Permanent Parking Lot: Crews will install landscaping and irrigation. 
  • 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 Opening - April 26, 2021 
The new Hillsdale Station will open on April 26, 2021. For more information visit www.caltrain.com/HillsdaleOpening.

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. The overall project construction is expected to be complete in fall 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


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 www.CalMod.org/Events.

San Francisco
On April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

Caltrain is currently constructing two Paralleling Station facilities in San Francisco. 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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.

Caltrain is currently constructing a Paralleling Station on the east side of the Caltrain tracks near 1369 North Carolan Avenue. A virtual community meeting was held on February 3 to discuss the construction of the Paralleling Station. To view the presentation, visit our Resources page.

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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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.

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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to 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 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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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.

On April 17 and April 19, Caltrain will be performing potholing and foundation preparation work that will require a temporary closure of the northbound lane of Westmoreland Avenue from Northumberland Avenue to Buckingham Avenue and from Buckingham Avenue to Dumbarton Avenue to vehicle and bicycle traffic. Work will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. April 13 and 16 are contingency dates where work may not occur if it is completed the day prior. To learn more please visit our Resources page.

Atherton
On April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night 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.

Menlo Park
On April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires and install cantilevers on poles 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.

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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires and install cantilevers on poles 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.

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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires and install cantilevers on poles 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.

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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to string wires poles and install cantilevers on poles. 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 April 17 to April 23, 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 poles, string wires on poles, install cantilevers on poles 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 is performing Bridge Barrier installation work in Santa Clara that will require the temporary partial closure of the Lafayette Pedestrian Street Bridge. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
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 April 17 to April 23, Caltrain will be working during the day to install fencing at the Traction Power Facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, locate underground utilities 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 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.

Maintenance and Other Projects
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, April 17, to Friday, April 23, crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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. 

Construction crews may be 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. 

Marin and Napoleon Rail Bridge Improvement Project
Construction has started to make repairs to the Marin and Napoleon Street rail bridges in San Francisco. This project will include replacing the bridge over Napoleon Street. The project will require two weekend service closures beginning Saturday, April 17. The construction is scheduled to take place the following weekends:

  • Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 19
  • Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25

Free bus service will replace train service between Bayshore and San Francisco stations during all San Francisco service closures. Buses are ADA accessible and will have limited capacity for luggage and bikes onboard. We thank you for your continued patience. For more information visit Caltrain.com/SFWeekendClosure.
 
Brisbane to San Bruno
Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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. 

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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. 

Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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. 

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.

Caltrain Grade Crossing Improvements Project in San Mateo and Menlo Park
Caltrain, in cooperation with our city partners, will begin a project to improve the safety at 5 at-grade crossings (intersections where train tracks cross a street) in San Mateo and Menlo Park. These improvements will increase the safety for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists.

During the week of April 19th, crews will be working at the intersections of 1st, 2ndand 3rd Aves. and S. Railroad Ave. (in the city of San Mateo) to begin the installation of a fixed median. The median will help prevent motorists from driving around lowered crossing gates. Work hours at and around each crossing will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Construction-related noise (e.g. backup alarms, hammering, etc.) should be anticipated during these hours. In addition, it may be necessary to temporarily re-route traffic (vehicle and bicycle) around lane closures at each crossing. Flaggers will be in-place to help re-route traffic safely. We do not anticipate any parking impacts. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/GCImprovements.

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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. Work may also be done near the Mountain View station to repair and replace traffic poles.

Sunnyvale construction crews may be working on Fair Oaks Ave bridge over the Caltrain tracks.  

Santa Clara to San Jose
Saturday, April 17, to Friday, April 23, 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 also be working to replace the roof of the Santa Clara Station Train Museum.