May 2 to May 8, 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


SSF
South San Francisco Station Improvement Project

Night/Weekend Work

On Saturday, May 2, Caltrain construction crews may work extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm, excavating dirt and de-watering near the west plaza area

Weekday Work

During the day on Monday, May 4  to Friday, May 8 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 may work extended hours from 7 am to 6 pm.

Also, construction crews will be making street improvements Poletti Way including sidewalk work, road grading, 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 6 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, May 2, crews will work near the Hillsdale bridge on the west side, building an embankment. Crews will also work on the new platform, including saw cutting, as well as conducting new track construction including surfacing and welding. 

At night on Saturday, May 2 to Friday, May 8, crews will work on the retaining wall, trenching, installing panels, and backfilling. 

Weekday Work 
(Monday, May 4 to Friday, May 8)
  • Hillsdale Station: The southbound platform will be closed for construction, limiting east/west pedestrian access through the station. Riders can still access all trains from the northbound platform. More information here
  • Hillsdale Blvd. North: Crews will be building an embankment on the westside. Crews will also be installing the new track, including surfacing and welding.
  • 28th Avenue: Crews will work on the reatining wall, install drainage, backfill, and pull shoring. Crews will also form the new platofrm soffit and outside wall.
  • Pedestrian Underpass: Crews will work on the new platform, forming and pouring the edge of the platform slab, installing rebar, and sawcutting. 
  • 31st Avenue: Crews will install flashing plates. 
  • 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. For more information, visit www.Caltrain.com/SMParkingTrack

Hillsdale Station Closure 

The temporary  Hillsdale Station closure is expected to begin on May 16, 2020, and will last up to six months (please note that all plans are subject to change based on COVID-19 service changes and funding). A virtual town hall occurred on April 9, 2020. To watch the archived event, including the chat question and answers, 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 that the Hillsdale Station will temporarily close starting May 16, 2020, for six months 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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.
 
Beginning as early as the evening of May 1, construction crews will be installing insulated joints near the San Francisco Station as part of Caltrain Electrification. Insulated joints are used to define the boundaries of electrical track circuits and are required to switch to an electrified system. Construction activities include the removal of rail and the installation of prefabricated insulated joints rail sections. Once installed, crews will weld and grind the rail to form a continuous welded rail. Work is anticipated to occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and is expected to last one week.
 
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 May 2 to May 8, 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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.
 
Starting May 16, Caltrain's   Hillsdale Station in San Mateo will temporarily close for up to six months as part of the  25th Ave Grade Separation ProjectDuring the closure, trains that currently stop at the Hillsdale Station will now serve the  Belmont Station  instead. A new weekday and weekend timetable, effective May 16, will be made available online as soon as possible, pending service updates related to COVID-19.
 
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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 May 2 to May 8, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install conduit 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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.
 
On May 1, May 4, and May 5 between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the right southbound lane of Alma Street at Ferne Avenue and Greenmeadow Way will be temporarily closed.
 
To learn more about the temporary lane closures, please visit our Resources page
 
In April, Caltrain will begin construction of the Paralleling Station facility located near 187 Page Mill Road on Caltrain property in Palo Alto. Crews will utilize a staging area in a portion of the California Avenue Station parking lot. Parking spaces #6-47, and #98-#118 will be temporarily closed until December 31, 2021. 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 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.
 
On  May 1, and May 4 through 6, between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the right southbound lane of the Central Expressway at Rengstorff Avenue and Farley Street will be temporarily closed.
 
On May 5 through May 8 between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, the right southbound lane of the Central Expressway at Mayfield Avenue and Thompson Avenue will be temporarily closed.
 
To learn more about the temporary lane closures please visit our Resources page.
 
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 May 2 to May 8, Caltrain will be working during the day to locate underground utilities, install foundations, locate underground utilities at the Palo Alto stations and install duct bank and manholes at the Paralleling Station facility. 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 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 May 2 to May 8, 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 equipment 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.
 
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 May 2 to May 8, 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 install equipment on poles, 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 April May 4 through May 8, construction crews may be working within the facility building. Beginning as soon as Friday, May 15, 2020, crews began installing temporary shoring near the CEMOF as part of the facility modifications. Metal sheet piles will be installed in the ground to create a wall for a vehicle maintenance pit. Neighbors should expect some noise. This work will happen during daytime weekday work hours (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) and is expected to last up to four weeks.

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, May 2, to Friday, May 8 crews will pressure wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
 
Saturday, May 2, to Friday, May 8 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 2, to Friday, May 8,  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 2, to Friday, May 8, 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, May 2, to Friday, May 8, 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, May 2, to Friday, May 8, 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, May 2, to Friday, May 8 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.