December 14 to December 20, 2019


CONSTRUCTION


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

Monday, December 16 , to Friday, December 20, construction crews will perform utility potholing and relocation work on the West Plaza area. This area is on the corner of Grand Ave. and Airport Blvd., and will be  where the pedestrian entrance to the future station will be .

Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20, construction crews may be drilling and pouring concrete for electrification pole foundations.
 
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

Work to install a drainage ditch to prevent pooling and run off between  10th and 14th Avenues will continue to occur at night the week of Monday, December 16. Work has been extended due to weather conditions. During this time, there may be some noise from backup alarms and limited light as trucks and equipment turn. 

At night on Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20, crews will work between 25th and 28th Avenues to install hand railing. During this time light directed at the work area can be expected. 
 
Weekday Work 
Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20: 
  • Pedestrian Underpass north: Crews will  work on retaining walls,  installing panels. They will also form/strip and rebar foundations.   
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will form and pour the ramp wall. 
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will install a pipe for the platform structure. 
  • 31st Avenue: Crews recently installed a steel bridge at 31st Avenue (see timelapse video). They will continue to work on the bridge, installing the walkway and grating. 
  • Leslie Street: Parking on the east side of Leslie Street, starting south of Trinta Park for approximately 185 feet, will be restricted. Crews will be installing ties on the elevated tracks in this area. 
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a future parking track as a previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. No parking 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
    • Grading and installation of a drainage ditch is occurring in this location to prevent runoff and pooling from the rain.  During this time, no parking track installation work will occur. For information about this work, click here
    • In past communications, it was mentioned that grading and installation of a drainage ditch would occur on the Caltrain right-of-way between 9th and 14th Avenues to prevent runoff and pooling from the rain. Crews began this work on Tuesday, November 5, and to expedite completion of the work, crews transitioned to night work. This is the only night work planned. Night work hours will be from 8:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. During this time, there may be some noise from backup alarms and limited light as trucks and equipment turn. During this time, no parking track installation work will occur as a public process is still ongoing and a construction contract has not been issued. 

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. 

Hillsdale Station Closure Update

The temporary Hillsdale Station closure is now expected to begin spring 2020 (this does not impact the length of the closure which is six months). For more information visit  www.caltrain.com/HillsdaleTempClosure. 

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 spring 2020. To learn more, please visit www.caltrain.com/HillsdaleTempClosure. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The overall project construction is expected to be complete in spring 2021.

How to Stay Informed

For more information on the 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to install duct bank, rebar and manholes, and perform drainage work 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to clear vegetation at the Paralleling Station facility. 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.
 
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 December 14 through December 20, 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 December 14 through December 20, 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to install duct bank and manholes at the Switching Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night 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 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 December 14 through December 20, 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.
 

Atherton

On December 14 through December 20, 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 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, locate underground utilities at the Menlo Park station, prune and remove trees along the project route and install foundations. 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, locate underground utilities at the Palo Alto stations, prune and remove trees along the project route and install foundations. 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, locate underground utilities at the Mountain View stations, prune and remove trees along the project route and install foundations. 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations and install duct bank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, locate underground utilities, install impedance bonds, 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 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, install signal equipment and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, install conduit, install impedance bonds, install equipment on the rail and install disconnect switches. 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 December 14 through December 20, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, install signal equipment, locate underground utilities, 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, locate underground utilities, install conduit, install impedance bonds, install equipment on the rail and install disconnect switches. 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 December 18, 2019, crews will begin installing temporary shoring near the CEMOF as part of the facility modifications. Metal sheet piles will be installed in the ground to create a wall for a vehicle maintenance pit. Neighbors should expect some noise. This work will happen during daytime weekday work hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and is expected to last four weeks.
 
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 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 Wednesday December 18, 2019, crews will begin installing temporary shoring near the CEMOF as part of the facility modifications. Metal sheet piles will be installed in the ground to create a wall for a vehicle maintenance pit. Neighbors should expect some noise. This work will happen during daytime weekday work hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and is expected to last four weeks.

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, December 14, to Friday, December 20 crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, December 14, to Friday, December 20,  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.

Crews will be outfitting Caltrain stations along the corridor with energy efficient LED light bulbs. 

Please note, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MUNI) has begun construction of the Townsend Corridor Improvement Project. This project will create a safer street for pedestrians, cyclists and all other user. More information can be found on the project website, www.SFMTA.com/Townsend.

Brisbane to San Bruno
Saturday, December 14, to Friday, December 20,  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, December 14, to Friday, December 20, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

San Mateo: Parking Track Area
Crews are installing a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff and pooling from the rain. In past communications, it was mentioned that grading and installation of a drainage ditch would occur on the Caltrain right-of-way between 9th and 14th Avenues to prevent runoff and pooling from the rain. To expedite completion of the work, crews will work at night on Monday, December 16 to Friday, December 20. Night work hours will be from 8:00 p.m to 7:00 a.m. Due to this work, there may be some noise from backup alarms and limited light as trucks and equipment turn. During this time, no parking track installation work will occur as a public process is still ongoing and 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.

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, December 14, to Friday, December 20, 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.

Menlo Park Station
The City of Menlo Park has started installation of new sewer, storm and water pipelines along Merrill Street from Oak Grove to Santa Cruz Ave in Menlo Park.  This construction project will affect traffic flow to the two parking lots at Merrill Street, Menlo Park.
 
The Santa Cruz parking exit at the Clock Tower parking lot (between Ravenswood and Santa Cruz Ave) will be closed to Dec. 6, 2019. Riders can use the entrance/exit near Ravenswood Ave. The traffic flow at Merrill St and Santa Cruz Ave will be affected from Nov 27, 2019 to Feb 15, 2020.

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, December 14, to Friday, December 20, 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, December 14, to Friday, December 20 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.