February 13 to February 19, 2021

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CONSTRUCTION


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project 

Night/Weekend Work

On Saturday, February 13, construction crews may be shoring near the west plaza area and the East Tunnel near Poletti Way. Crews may be working extended hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekday Work

During the day on Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, February 19, construction crews may be shoring near the west plaza area and 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. No work will occur on Monday, February 15.

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.


  

SM
25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work
On Saturday, February 13, crews will excavate at 31st Avenue. 

Weekday Work 
(Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, February 19)
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will install tile and the awning.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will work on the crosswalk. 
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will excavate and will form, rebar and pour footings for the retaining walls. 
  • Permanent Parking Lot: Crews will install landscaping and irrigation. 
  • Platform: Crews will erect shelters. 
  • S. Delaware between 31st Avenue and Pacific Blvd: Crews are installing a storm drain line. Portions of the eastern sidewalk will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information see here
  • 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 Closure 
This past spring, the Caltrain Hillsdale Station temporarily closed to allow for construction of the new track alignment, the lowering of 28th Avenue, and the building of the new station. Due to COVID-19 and the pandemic's impact on the project supply chain, the new station is now anticipated to open spring 2021, dependent on labor and materials. To watch the archived virtual town hall from April 2020, click here.

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. Please note the Hillsdale Station temporarily closed in spring 2020, for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. 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 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




pcepCaltrain 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install a gantry at the Paralleling Station located at the northeast corner of Mariposa Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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.
 
On the evenings of February 16 and 26, Caltrain will be performing foundation installation work that will require a temporary closure of the Oak Grove railroad crossing. To learn more, visit our Resources page.
 
On February 18 and 19, Caltrain will performing foundation installation work in Burlingame that will require a temporary closure of the Broadway and Howard Avenue grade crossings. To learn more, visit our Resources page.
 
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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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.
 
Between February 12 and February 17, Caltrain will be performing signal potholing work that will require a partial lane closure of the 5th Avenue railroad crossing to vehicle traffic. For more information, please visit our Resources page.
 
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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 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 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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.
 
Atherton
On February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, 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.
 
Menlo Park
On February 13 to February 19, 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 wire on poles, install cantilevers on poles, remove abandoned cables 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 February 13 to February 19, 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 wire on poles, install cantilevers on poles, remove abandoned cables 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 is currently constructing a Paralleling Station facility located near 187 Page Mill Road on Caltrain property in Palo Alto. Construction is anticipated to last through March 2021. Crews will utilize a portion of Page Mill Road between Sheridan Avenue and Park Boulevard for construction staging. Vehicles may enter the Caltrain parking lot from Sheridan Avenue, but must exit the parking lot via California Avenue. During construction, crews will use this portion of Page Mill road for intermittent deliveries of equipment and construction supplies to and from the staging area. To learn more, please visit our Resources page.
 
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 February 13 to February 19, 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 wire on poles, install cantilevers on poles, remove abandoned cables 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 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 February 13 to February 19, 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 wire on poles, install cantilevers on poles 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 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 February 13 to February 19, 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, install cantilevers on poles, string wires on poles, install equipment on the rail 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 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 February 13 to February 19, Caltrain will be working during the day to install fencing at the Traction Power Facilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install cantilevers on poles, install equipment on the rail 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 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.


MaintenanceMAINTENANCE AND OTHER WORK
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, February 13, to Friday, February 19crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, February 13, to Friday, February 19crews 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible. 

Construction crews maybe 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. 

Brisbane to San Bruno
Saturday, February 13, to Friday, February 19crews 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible. 
 
San Bruno to Burlingame
Saturday, February 13, to Friday, February 19, 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
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. 

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, February 13, to Friday, February 19, 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, February 13, to Friday, February 19, 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. 

Mountain View to Santa Clara
Saturday, February 13, to Friday, February 19, 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, February 13, to Friday, February 19crews 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible.