March 28 to April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Note: In response to a significant decline in ridership stemming from efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Caltrain has made further adjustments to its weekday service, effective Monday, March 30. For more information, visit our Coronavirius Updates Page.
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Construction is advancing along the Caltrain corridor! To accommodate the brand new electric trains, construction crews will resume work in the four San Francisco tunnels starting in late February. Crews will be installing an overhead contact system as part of the electrification project. For more information visit www.Caltrain.com/SFWeekendClosure.
 
Caltrain's San Francisco tunnel construction, which is needed for the electrification of Caltrain, will require six weekend service closures. The work began Saturday, February 22. The construction is scheduled to take place the following weekends:
  • Saturday, Feb 22 and Sunday, Feb 23
  • Saturday, Feb 29 and Sunday, March 1
  • Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8
  • Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
  • Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
  • Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
Free bus service  will replace train service between Bayshore and San Francisco stations during all San Francisco service closures. Buses are ADA accessible and will have limited capacity for luggage and bikes onboard. We thank you for your continued patience.
 
Please note, information reported below is subject to change without notice. If you are a member of the media, please call 650.508.7927 to confirm any information below. For all other inquiries, please call the Customer Service line at 1.800.660.4287. 


CONSTRUCTION


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

Starting on Tuesday, March 31, through Sunday, April 12, Caltrain construction crews will work extended hours from 7 am to 7 pm including weekends. Crews may be may be excavating dirt and de-watering near the west plaza area.

Weekday Work

During the day on Monday, March 30  to Friday, April 3 construction crews may be excavating dirt and de-watering near 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 This work will include use of excavators and trucks to off-haul the dirt. Excavation is expected to last up to 5 weeks . Caltrain may be single-tracking through the area for the next four weeks. Construction crews will work extended hours from 7 am to 7 pm.

Also, construction crews will be making street improvements Poletti Way including sidewalk work, pavement patching, and street sweeping. This may temporarily affect traffic during work hours. Traffic control will be present during construction. Work will be conducted during the day from 7 am to 7 pm.

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.

Construction crews will be making street improvements Poletti Way including sidewalk work and street sweeping. This may temporarily affect traffic during work hours. Work will be conducted during the day from 7 am to 5 pm.


   

SM
25th Avenue Grade Separation Project

Weekend Work
On Saturday, March 28, crews will place ballast on top of the retaining wall inside the Caltrain right of way between 25th and 31st Avenues. 

At night on Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3,  crews will reinforce the Hillsdale rail bridge with a steel girder. During this time there may be lane closures on Hillsdale Blvd. For more information please click  here .

Weekday Work 
(Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3)  
  • 31st Avenue north: Crews will install ties and ballast and may do signal work.  
  • Hillsdale Bridge: Crews will be preparing the Hillsdale rail bridge for a new track alignment. Due to this the Caltrain Hillsdale pedestrian bridge located to the west of the tracks will be closed. For alternative routes and more information please click here
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will form the retaining and ramp walls, backfill, install drainage and pull shoring
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will install rebar for the lower ramp, and backfill the wall and stairs
  • 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. No parking track installation will occur, as a construction contract has not 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

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 

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 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 http://CalMod.org/Events.

San Francisco 

On March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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.

Weekends between February 22 and March 29, Caltrain Electrification crews will be installing the overhead contact system in the four San Francisco tunnels. In order to facilitate this work, trains will not serve the San Francisco or 22nd Street stations on weekends from February 22 to March 29, 2020. Caltrain service will stop at Bayshore Station and free bus service will transport passengers to the 22nd and San Francisco stations.  For more service information, including the revised weekend schedule, please visit  www.Caltrain.com/SFWeekendClosure.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit, locate underground utilities and 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 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. 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to install conduit and locate underground utilities. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and to 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 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. Caltrain will be working during the night to locate underground utilities and to 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 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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. 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. For additional information about the parking closures at Hillsdale station, please visit our  Resources  page.
 
During work hours at the San Mateo, Hayward Park and Hillsdale 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities and install duct bank and manholes at the Switching Station facility. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day locate underground utilities. 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.
 

Atherton

On March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities. 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.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, install foundations, locate underground utilities and locate underground utilities at the Menlo Park station. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles, locate underground utilities and install equipment on the rail. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, install foundations, locate underground utilities and locate underground utilities at the Palo Alto stations. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles, locate underground utilities and install equipment on the rail. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
Caltrain will be performing foundation installation work in Palo Alto that will require the temporary closure of the right southbound lane of Alma Street at El Dorado Avenue. The temporary lane closure is required due to construction equipment and crews entering and exiting the Caltrain right-of-way at Alma Street. Work will take place on April 1st and April 2nd between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to prune and remove trees along the project route, install foundations, locate underground utilities and locate underground utilities at the Mountain View stations. Caltrain will be working during the night to install equipment on poles, locate underground utilities and install equipment on the rail. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
Caltrain 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 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to install equipment on poles, locate underground utilities and install duct bank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. Caltrain will be working during the night to install poles, locate underground utilities and install equipment on the rail. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
Caltrain Electrification crews 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. To learn more about the parking closures, please visit our  Resources  page.
 
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 March 28 to April 3, 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, install 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.
 
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. 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 March 28 to April 3, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit, install signal equipment, 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 locate underground utilities, relocate utilities and install equipment on the rail. Day work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night work hours will be from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and the field team will work as quietly as possible.
 
Caltrain Electrification crews 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. 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.


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 March 30 through April 3, construction crews may be working within the facility building.

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


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, March 28, to Friday, April 3 crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, March 28, to Friday, April 3 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. 

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, March 28, to Friday, April 3,  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, March 28, to Friday, April 3, 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
There was a City Council  Meeting on February 18 at City Hall. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack.
  • Community feedback is needed to help identify neighborhood-preferred enhancements for the San Mateo Parking Track. The enhancements could have a range of elements from a vegetation covered wall to trees and would replace the existing chain-link fence on the eastside of Railroad Avenue between 10th and 14th Avenues. In order to select the most appropriate enhancements, we want to hear from neighbors who live and work in the Hayward Park community.
  • Online Survey: www.cityofsanmateo.org/SpeakUpSanMateo 

Burlingame to Mountain View
Saturday, March 28, to Friday, April 3, 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 may affect pedestrian flow on sidewalks outside of 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, March 28, to Friday, April 3, 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, March 28, to Friday, April 3 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 timeCrews will work as quietly as possible.