May 25 to May 31, 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


SSFSouth San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

No night work planned.

Weekday Work

Monday, May 27 , to Friday, May 31, crews will continue street work on Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive. Crews will also continue to install pole foundations and perform utility relocation work in the station area.
 
Neighbors may hear additional noises from heavy machinery and equipment backup alarms. We apologize for any inconvenience these activities may occur.
 
Traffic Notices
 
Poletti Way Traffic Notice
Starting August 8, temporary lane closures of Poletti Way between East Grand Avenue and Corporate Drive will be required to facilitate the construction of street improvements being completed as part of the Caltrain South San Francisco Station Improvement Project. One lane of Poletti Way will remain accessible to local and through traffic during construction. Please pay attention to additional signage when using Poletti Way.
 
After the completion of the South San Francisco Station Project, Poletti Way will become a two-way street, with the Southbound lane being reserved for buses serving passengers at the new South San Francisco Station.
 
Linden Avenue Grade Crossing
 
Caltrain will continue installation of overhead wire along the corridor in South San Francisco as part of Caltrain Electrification. Vehicles may experience short delays at the Linden Avenue grade crossing during wire installation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on Caltrain Electrification, please visit www.CalMod.org .
   

SM25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

None

Weekday Work

Construction Work
Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will remove some surface features  
  • The parking lot turn-in across from 31st Ave will be closed for construction staging purposes.
  • 25th Avenue north: Crews will work on the retaining walls, including installing rebar and wall panels, as well as brackets on the wall for the future overhead catenary system for Caltrain Electrification.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will work on the bent, forming and pouring columns. Crews will also be creating a trench, installing panels, and backfilling, and working on the platform ramps and walls.
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Crews may even out soil distributed in this location and as early as this week may install a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff and pooling caused by the rain. This work is in preparation for a future set-out track, as a previous one was removed due to the grade separation project.
  • Parking lots near 31st Avenue to the east of Hillsdale Station: Crews will be conducting AT&T utility relocation work.   
Parking Impacts
On Saturday, May 25 to Friday, May 31, 2019, there will be no access to the Caltrain temporary parking lot from 31st Avenue. Vehicles can access the lot from 28th Avenue at S. Delaware. Please note some spaces in the temporary parking lot located on the eastside of the Hillsdale Station will be unavailable due to the construction work.  

Separately, construction work for Caltrain Electrification will occur in the parking lot south of Hillsdale Avenue. For more information, visit CalMod.org/SanMateo.

We apologize for any inconvenience while this important safety improvement project is being constructed.

Background

Caltrain, in cooperation with the City of San Mateo, will raise the tracks and slightly lower the road (grade separate) at E. 25th Avenue in San Mateo. This will improve safety for both motorists and pedestrians, and it will reduce local traffic congestion in San Mateo. In addition, the project  will create new east-west street connections at 28th and 31st Avenues; and as part of the project improvements, Caltrain will build a new elevated Hillsdale Station with updated amenities at E. 28th Avenue.

Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2020. In order to maintain regular train service, some activities will be conducted during nights and weekends, outside of normal train service hours. Neighbors may experience construction noise and light during these times. Please note that the Hillsdale Station will temporarily close in the fall of 2019 for six months for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Caltrain previously had a storage area (also called a set-out track) within San Mateo but it was recently removed due to the project. A set-out track creates a storage space for train maintenance equipment. It typically includes a track approximately 1000' in length and an access road. Equipment would be stored during the day shift or night shift on an as needed basis. The set-out track would likely be used approximately 1 to 2 days per week by maintenance crews.

To date, the work that has occurred at the potential set-out track area consists of distributing soil at the location. For more information on this aspect of the project, please visit, www.Caltrain.com/HP_MaintenanceArea.

In order to make the location a functional set-out track area, additional installation work would be needed. A construction contract for additional installation work has not been issued and no installation work is expected for several months. Caltrain will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.at San Mateo City Hall (Room C), 330 W. 20th Avenue in San Mateo.

For more information on the 25th Avenue Grade Separation Project, please visit www.Caltrain.com/25thgs. For questions about the project, please call the please call the Customer Service line 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 www.CalMod.org/Events.

San Francisco

On May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rails. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
During work hours at the San 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on the rails. 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 Brisbane 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install ductbank 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 conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
During work hours at the South San Francisco station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

San Bruno

On May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
During work hours at the San Bruno station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287

Millbrae

On May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles and install conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings .
 
During work hours at the 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 cal l Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

Burlingame

On May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, equipment and conduit. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible. During construction motorists and pedestrians may experience intermittent delays while crews move equipment through at-grade crossings.
 
During work hours at the 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles and equipment. 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 #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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit and install ductbanks and manholes. 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.
 
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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit and install ductbanks and manholes. 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.
 
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 May 25 through May 31 Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit, install ductbank and manholes and prune and remove trees along the project route. 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.
 
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 May 25 through May 31 Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit, install ductbank and manholes and prune and remove trees along the project route. 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.
 

Atherton

On May 25 through May 31 Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit, install ductbank and manholes and prune and remove trees along the project route. 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.
 
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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install ductbanks and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, install impedance bonds and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install conduit. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities, relocate signal cables and install foundations. 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 May 25 through May 31, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, locate underground utilities, install rebar and perform gantry work at the Traction Power Substation facility, and locate underground utilities and install ductbank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations and relocate signal cables. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be 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 San Jose stations, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.

For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.CalMod.org or email CalMod@Caltrain.com.


MaintenanceMAINTENANCE
Caltrain will perform routine maintenance at several locations next week. To avoid disruptions to service, the work will mainly take place Saturday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information about this type of work, click here , or call 1.800.660.4287.

San Francisco to San Jose

Saturday, May 25 , to Friday, May 31,  crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, May 25, to Friday, May 31 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, May 25, to Friday, May 31 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, May 25, to Friday, May 31, 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, May 25, to Friday, May 31, 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.

San Mateo: Set Out Track Area
On Tuesday, May 28 to Friday, May 31, crews may  even out soil distributed in this location and as early as this week may install a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff and pooling caused by the rain. This work is in preparation for a future set-out track , as a previous one was removed due to the grade separation project.

In order to make the location a functional set-out track area, additional installation work would be needed. A construction contract for additional installation work has not been issued and no installation work is expected for several months. 

Caltrain will host a  community meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at San Mateo City Hall (Room C), 330 W. 20th Avenue in San Mateo.  For more information visit www.Caltrain.com/HP_MaintenanceArea .

San Carlos
The San Carlos Transit Village project is continuing work on new pedestrian pathways surrounding the San Carlos Caltrain Depot Plaza as the final phases of site improvements are completed. Crews will be temporarily blocking off plaza access (between the station and El Camino Real. The area below the tracks will continue to be kept clear to allow travel to opposite sides of the tracks. Please allow yourself extra time accessing and leaving the station. 
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, May 25, to Friday, May 31, 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.

Mountain View
Monday, May 25 , to Friday, May 31, crews will perform tree pruning and removal work at the Mountain View Station.

Santa Clara to San Jose

Saturday, May 25, to Friday, May 31 , 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.