September 7 to 13, 2019

Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor! To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will began work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in October 2018. That weekend work has concluded and Caltrain has restored regular weekend service to and from San Francisco
  

CONSTRUCTION


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

None.

Weekday Work

Monday, September 9, to Friday, September 13, crews will begin working on the new platform and access ways. 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
 
After the completion of the South San Francisco Station Project, Poletti Way will become a two-way street, with the Southbound lane being reserved for buses serving passengers at the new South San Francisco Station.
 
Linden Avenue Grade Crossing
 
Caltrain will continue installation of overhead wire along the corridor in South San Francisco as part of Caltrain Electrification. Vehicles may experience short delays at the Linden Avenue grade crossing during wire installation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For more information on Caltrain Electrification, please visit www.CalMod.org .
   

SM
25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Night/Weekend Work

At night on Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, installation of the retaining wall panels may occur between the pedestrian underpass to 25th Avenue. Also on Friday night, September 13, crews may conduct grout work at girder at E. 25th Ave.
 
Construction Work  
Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13: 
  • Pedestrian Underpass north: Crews will  form and pour the retaining walls, and excavate and backfill. 
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will work on ramp walls. 
  • 25th Avenue: Crews will work on the abutments installing a backwall and rebar.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will excavate and work on retaining walls, the staircase and ramp, forming the back wall.  
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will be work on the bent. 
  • 10th to 14th Avenues: Soil was originally distributed in this location in preparation for a future set-out track as a previous one was removed due to the grade separation project. No set-out track installation will occur, as a construction contract has not been issued. A community meeting on this future project was held on June 11, 2019. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/HP_Set-OutTrack
    • Please note that Caltrain Electrification crews will temporarily be utilizing the area between 9th and 14th Avenues as a pole laydown area. Crews will utilize the area to load poles on to an on-rail construction flat car via crane and then install those poles on completed foundations along the right-of-way north or south of the temporary laydown area. After staging the area is no loner needed for pole laydown, the Electrification contractor will vacate the area and return it to its original condition. No work will be completed for the proposed future set-out track during this time. 
    • Work hours at the temporary pole laydown area will be primarily during evening hours on weekends. The temporary pole laydown area is expected to be utilized four additional weekends in 2019 and two weekends in 2020. During this time, there may be some noise from backup alarms and limited light as cranes and equipment turn. For more information on Caltrain Electrification, please visit www.CalMod.org/Construction or sign-up to receive notices as www.CalMod.org/Get-Involved.
  • Parking lots near 31st Avenue to the east of Hillsdale Station: Crews will be conducting AT&T utility relocation work.

PG&E Pipeline Work
PG&E began the final stage of work on its gas line relocation on July 15, which includes the closure of Pacific Blvd. and intermittent lane closures on S. Delaware (between 25th and 28th Avenues). The work is anticipated to be done in mid-September (more information here).

Pedestrian Impact
Starting September 9, the Caltrain pedestrian bridge across Hillsdale Blvd. (on the westside of the tracks) will be temporarily closed for approximately a week while assessment work on the bridge is conducted. Please follow the signs to access the train platform and allow yourself additional time to catch the train (notice and alternative pedestrian route map here). 

Parking Impacts
On Saturday, September 7 to Friday, September 13, 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. 

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 late 2019 for six months for the building of the new elevated Hillsdale Station. To learn more, please view the Virtual Town Hall that occurred on July 31. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Overall project construction is expected to be complete in early 2021.

How to Stay Informed

For more information on the 25 th  Avenue Grade Separation Project, please visit  www.Caltrain.com/25thgs . For questions about the project, please call the Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287 or email  SMgradesep@Caltrain.com



pcepCaltrain Electrification 

Caltrain Electrification

Caltrain  Electrification is a key component of the Caltrain Modernization program which will electrify the Caltrain Corridor from San Francisco's 4th and King Caltrain Station to approximately the Tamien Caltrain Station.
 
The primary purpose of Caltrain Electrification is to improve Caltrain system performance, reduce long-term environmental impact by reducing noise, improving regional air quality and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An electrified Caltrain system would better address Peninsula commuters' vision of increased service and improved travel times in an environmentally friendly and reliable way. This also is expected to help accommodate increase system ridership through improved system operations. 
 
For information on upcoming community construction update meetings, please visit the Caltrain Electrification Project events page at http://CalMod.org/Events.

San Francisco

On September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to install ductbank, rebar and manholes and perform transformer 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 equipment on poles and 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 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles and install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to install ductbank and manholes at the Switching Station facility and prune and remove trees along the project route. 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 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
During work hours at the Atherton station all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.
 

Menlo Park

On September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds 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 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds 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 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install impedance bonds 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 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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, install duct banks and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility and locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to install foundations, install impedance bonds 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.
 
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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to install poles, install conduit, install signal equipment, locate underground utilities and locate underground utilities at the Santa Clara station. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install conduit, install impedance bonds 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 .
 
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 September 7 to September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day install conduit, install signal equipment, locate underground utilities at the San Jose stations, install rebar at the Traction Power Substation facility, and install ductbank and manholes at Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, install conduit and 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.
 
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.
 
Work continues 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.
 
During work hours at the San Jose stations, all passengers will board and de-board from the same platforms. Please look for the signs to indicate which platform to use. If you have any questions, feel free to call Caltrain Customer Service at 1.800.660.4287.
 
For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.calmod.org or email calmod@caltrain.com.
 


CEMOF Facility

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

On Monday, September 9,  through Friday, September 13, Caltrain will be working during the day to begin construction staging within the facility, begin sawcutting into the asphalt, and demo existing rails and ties. W ork hours will be from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.

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


MaintenanceMAINTENANCE
Caltrain will perform routine maintenance at several locations next week. To avoid disruptions to service, the work will mainly take place Saturday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. For more information about this type of work, click  here, or call 650.660.4287.

San Francisco to San Jose

Saturday, September 7, to Friday, September 13 crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, September 7, to Friday, September 13,  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, September 7, to Friday, September 13,  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, September 7, to Friday, September 13, crews will resurface rail between the San Bruno and Burlingame stations. Caltrain uses several different on-track, self-propelled machines to resurface rail, and neighbors may experience maintenance noise during this time. Crews will work as quietly as possible.

San Mateo: Set Out Track Area
Crews may even out soil distributed in this location, install a drainage ditch to prevent any excess runoff, and hydroseed.  No set-out track installation work will occur, as a construction contract has not been issued. A community meeting on this future project was held on June 11, 2019. For more information visit  www.Caltrain.com/HP_Set-OutTrack.

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 redirecting 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, September 7, to Friday, September 13, 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, September 7, to Friday, September 13 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.