Caltrain Construction and Maintenance: Sept. 28 to Oct. 4, 2013
September 26, 2013
San Bruno Grade Separation Project
Day work will be done from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This week, crews will continue working on the San Mateo and San Bruno bridge platforms. Crews also will continue working on the Sylvan and Euclid tunnels.
Road work will continue this week with the street closure for San Bruno Avenue. Construction crews will continue excavating and removing portions of the roadway to lower streets and allow for greater vehicular clearance under the crossings. Once completed, the clearance for the intersection will be approximately 15 feet. The following is a list of road closure times and dates:
- San Bruno Avenue, between First and Huntington avenues, will be closed
around the clock until 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
The $155 million project will elevate the Caltrain tracks above three existing at-grade street crossings at San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues. A new elevated Caltrain station between San Bruno and San Mateo avenues will replace the station at Sylvan Avenue. Work on this project will not disrupt Caltrain service.
For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.7726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications Based Overlay Signal System (CBOSS) Positive Train Control (PTC) Project
The CBOSS PTC Project is an advanced signal system that will equip the corridor with federally-mandated safety technology and will increase system capacity to help accommodate future ridership demand.
The project will monitor and, if necessary, control train movement in the event of human error. This will increase safety by:
- Eliminating the risk of train-to-train collisions.
- Reducing risk of potential derailments by enforcing speed limits.
- Providing additional safety for railroad workers on the tracks.
- Improving grade crossing performance to reduce gate downtime and improve local traffic circulation.
To implement the project, Caltrain will be identifying utilities, digging a small trench and/or boring close to the tracks to install a fiber optic cable. In order to maintain daytime train service, Caltrain will be performing some of this work at night.
For more information, please call the dedicated outreach line at 650.508.6499; visit the website at www.caltrain.com/CBOSSPTC or email email@example.com.
Caltrain will perform routine maintenance at several locations next week. To avoid delays to passengers, the work will mainly take place Saturday through Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be some construction noise but crews will work as quietly as possible. This work will not disrupt Caltrain service. For more information about this type of work, click here.
San Francisco to San Jose
Saturday, Sept. 28, to Friday, Oct. 4, crews will power wash and perform janitorial work at Caltrain stations between the San Francisco and Tamien stations.
San Francisco to San Bruno
Sunday, Sept. 29, to Thursday, Oct. 3, crews will replace ties between the Bayshore and San Bruno stations. Also, on Monday, Sept. 30, crews will weld and grind tracks near the Bayshore station.
San Francisco to Millbrae
Sunday, Sept. 29, crews will resurface tracks between the Bayshore and Millbrae stations.