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CalTrain Construction August 8th to August 14th

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting August 8th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM.

 

There will be no weekend or night work, apart from the 23rd Street Bridge from 8 PM, August 7th, to 5 AM, August 10th.

 

From August 10th to August 14th, crews will continue to mobilize equipment and install abutments for the 23rd Street Bridge. The existing bridge will be demolished over time. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.

 

During the same dates as above, crews will install temporary abutments to the Paul Avenue Bridge. Vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access to Paul Avenue between Gould and Carr will be blocked off.

 

There is no construction planned for the Jerrold Avenue Bridge this week.

CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain Construction August 1st to August 7th

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting August 1st. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM.


There will be no weekend or night work, apart from the 23rd Street Bridge from 8 PM, August 7th, to 5 AM, August 10th.


Crews will begin to demolish the existing 23rd Street Bridge, from August 3rd to August 7th. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.


During the same dates as above, crews will install temporary abutments to the Paul Avenue Bridge. Vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access to Paul Avenue between Gould and Carr will be blocked off.


From August 3rd to August 7th, crews will continue to pour concrete and continue framework on the Jerrold Avenue Bridge.

 

CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain Construction July 25th - July 31st

Posted on July 26, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting July 25th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM. There will be no weekend or night work.

 

Crews will continue to install the 23rd Street Bridge. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.

 

During the same dates, crews will install fencing and barricades at the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. Vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian access to Paul Avenue between Gould and Carr will be blocked off.

 

There is no scheduled work for the Jerrold Avenue Bridge this week.


CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain Construction July 18th to July 24th

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting July 18th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM. There will be no weekend or night work.


Work on the 23rd Street Bridge will start on June 29th and end on July 2nd, as crews continue the removal and replacement of the 23rd Street Bridge. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.


During the same dates, crews will install formwork and pour concrete at the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. The northern sidewalk underneath the bridge will be closed. There are no scheduled street closures.


CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain Construction July 11th - July 17

Posted on July 11, 2015 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting July 11th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM. There will be no weekend or night work.

 

Work on the 23rd Street Bridge will start on June 29th and end on July 2nd, as crews continue the removal and replacement of the 23rd Street Bridge. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.

 

During the same dates, crews will install formwork and pour concrete at the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. The northern sidewalk underneath the bridge will be closed. There are no scheduled street closures.

 

CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain Construction June 27th to July 3rd

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will continue construction, installation and maintenance as part of the San Francisco Roadway Bridges Project for seven days, starting June 27th. Most construction will be between 7 AM and 5 PM. There will be no weekend or night work.


Work on the 23rd Street Bridge will start on June 29th and end on July 2nd, as crews continue the removal and replacement of the 23rd Street Bridge. Pedestrian and vehicle access will be blocked off. The bridge should be open in January 2016.


During the same dates, crews will install formwork and pour concrete at the Jerrold Avenue Bridge. The northern sidewalk underneath the bridge will be closed. There are no scheduled street closures.


CalTrain apologizes for any noise pollution caused by construction. For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

Up-to-Date CalTrain Schedule for 6-Car Trains

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

All 6-car CalTrain trains will run at the following schedule:

Northbound

305 – departing San Jose at 5:45 am

313 – departing San Jose at 6:45 am

319 – departing Tamien at 6:56 am

323 – departing San Jose at 7:45 am

135 – departing San Jose at 9:15 am

257 – departing Tamien at 2:33 pm

267 – departing San Jose at 4:31 pm

371 – departing San Jose at 4:45 pm

287 – departing Tamien at 6:24 pm

289 – departing San Jose at 6:45 pm

197 – departing Tamien at 9:23 pm

199 – departing San Jose at 10:30 pm

 

Southbound

102 – departing San Francisco at 4:55 am

206 – departing San Francisco at 6:11 am

314 – departing San Francisco at 7:14 am

228 – departing San Francisco at 8:24 am

138 – departing San Francisco at 10:07 am

146 – departing San Francisco at 12:07 pm

366 – departing San Francisco at 4:33 pm

370 – departing San Francisco at 5:14 pm

380 – departing San Francisco at 6:14 pm

282 – departing San Francisco at 6:20 pm

194 – departing San Francisco at 9:40 pm

198 – departing San Francisco at 12:01 am


Visit www.caltrain.com for more info.

CalTrain Bus Bridge in San Francisco on June 6th and 7th

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain will carry out critical safety work on June 6th and 7th in the system's track, including the 4 tunnels, San Francisco. Trains will not be in operation. CalTrain will set up a bus bridge to take passengers between SF Station, 22nd Street Station, and Bayshore Station (Some buses will travel directly between SF and Bayshore Stations).


The work is part of CalTrain's Communications Based Overlay Signal System Positive Train Control Project, which will eliminate the risk of train-train collisions by installing conduit and fiber along the rail corridor in San Francisco.


Buses will be operated by SamTrans, so look for red, white and blue buses outside of the station. There will be limited space for luggage and suitcases.


The buses will operate at a different schedule than trains in order to allow for additional travel time from the two stations in SF to meet the train at Bayshore.


Riders who wish to avoid the bus bridge can either transfer to BART at Millbrae Station, or ride MUNI Metro Line T-Third, which travels near the Bayshore and 22nd Street Stations before arriving at SF CalTrain Station. 


Ambassadors of CalTrain will be at the two impacted stations to assist riders who need to ride the bus bridge.


For more information, go to www.caltrain.com.

CalTrain to Run 6-Car Trains

Posted on May 9, 2015 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

CalTrain's ridership has skyrocketed in just the past few years. Daily weekday ridership now tops 61,000 every day, compared to 34,000 in 2010, a 71% increase. This also means that trains, during peak commute hours, are potentially operating at more than 100% capacity.


To help cope with the drastically increasing ridership, CalTrain will begin running 6-car trains on Monday, May 11th. The extra car will add 150 seats to every Bombardier Train in CalTrain's fleet. The 16 new cars are Bombardier Bi-Level Cars from MetroLink, in Southern California. 


CalTrain will implement 4 of these cars during peak hours on the most popular trains, but will also be used other times of the day as well. The 12 other cars will need more extensive repair efforts before being put into service. 


CalTrain has stated that one of their greatest goals this years was to find ways to increase capacity to cope with the growing ridership. 


A few of the new cars will be converted to bicycle cars to help with the overwhelming rise of bikes on trains. CalTrain plans to add a third bicycle car to every Bombardier Train, increasing the number of bike spaces from 40 to 72. This will also bring the total number of train cars per train to 7.


6-car Trains:

Northbound:

 305, 313, 319, 323, 135, 257,

 267, 371, 287, 289 197, 199

Southbound:

 102, 206, 314, 228, 138, 146

 366, 370, 380, 282, 194, 198


For more information, visit www.caltrain.com.

Fire on CalTrain Caused Delays

Posted on May 7, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Yesterday, on May 5th, a CalTrain Train between Diridon and Tamien Stations caught fire, causing major delays for Cinco de Mayo travelers. The fire was reported at 8:45 pm. 


Officials are trying to resolve the cause of the blaze. At least one train departing Diridon Station was a half hour late, and other delays occurred throughout the system. 


Visit the San Jose Mercury News for more info.