Caltrain will be replacing the 100-year-old Quint Street Rail Bridge with a new berm this Saturday. This work requires continuous weekend construction activities beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, through 5 a.m. on Monday, May 2. Construction activity requires uninterrupted access to the rail line to remove the old bridge structure and install the new berm.
To accommodate this important work, Caltrain will only be running trains between the Bayshore Caltrain Station and San Jose Diridon Caltrain Station this Saturday. SamTrans will provide bus bridge service for all passengers traveling from the San Francisco Caltrain Station at 4th and King streets to the 22nd Street Caltrain Station, and to the Bayshore Caltrain Station. The use of buses to connect the train service will require Caltrain to alter its train schedule for the entire day.
Northbound trains will operate on the current Saturday schedule until they reach the Bayshore Caltrain Station, and southbound trains will use the current Saturday schedule after they depart the Bayshore Caltrain Station. Between the San Francisco and Bayshore stations, the bus service will be provided by SamTrans. Caltrain customers should look for the red, white and blue buses when they get to the station. Ambassadors also will be at all stations to assist people. There will be limited capacity for luggage and bikes on the buses.
On Sunday, May 1, Caltrain is expected to resume regular service and operate on the current Sunday schedule.
The San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s Quint-Jerrold Connector Road project will follow the berm construction. The planned connector road will link Quint Street, just north of Oakdale Avenue, to Jerrold Avenue via a new road along the west side of the Caltrain tracks. More information regarding the Quint-Jerrold Connector Road project can be found at www.sfcta.org/quint.
About Caltrain: Owned and operated by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board, Caltrain provides commuter rail service from San Francisco to San Jose, with limited commute service to Gilroy. Caltrain has enjoyed more than four years of consecutive monthly ridership increases, surpassing more than 60,000 average weekday riders earlier this year. While the Joint Powers Board assumed operating responsibilities for the service in 1992, the railroad celebrated 150 years of continuous passenger service in 2014. Planning for the next 150 years of Peninsula rail service, Caltrain is on pace to electrify the corridor, reduce diesel emissions by 97 percent by 2040 and add more service to more stations.
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