Monday, February 01, 2010

Caltrain construction, maintenance Jan. 31-Feb. 6

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Caltrain construction, maintenance Jan. 31-Feb. 6 | Railway Track & Structures

Work on Caltrain's Grade Crossing Improvement Program, which will enhance safety at 25 grade crossings in San Mateo County, will continue t week Fair Oaks Avenue, Atherton.

A crew will be working on the signal system near Stockton Avenue in San Jose, just north of the Caltrain maintenance facility, Jan. 30-31 and Feb. 6-8. The work is part of a $2.8-million project to add additional signals to Caltrain's signal system.

On Jan. 24, crews replaced crossties and resurfaced the tracks in San Francisco.

On Feb. 5, work will be done on the tracks that cross the Poplar Avenue bridge as part of a project to replace the crossties on the tracks that cross four bridges in San Mateo. The work began on the northbound tracks that cross Tilton Avenue and proceed south to Monte Diablo, Santa Inez and Poplar avenues, in that order. After work on the northbound tracks is complete, work will continue on the southbound tracks, beginning with Poplar Avenue. During the project, trains may operate on a single track at the Burlingame and San Mateo stations.

On Feb. 5, crews will resurface the tracks between the Bayshore and San Bruno stations. Feb. 1-3, crews will replace crossties on the tracks between the Atherton and Palo Alto stations. Jan. 31-Feb. 5, crews will weld the switches and resurface the tracks near the San Jose Diridon station.

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