Crews set to rebuild Caltrain tracks in Palo AltoBy Staff
Construction beginning Friday on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto will temporarily force passengers to board from a single platform at both of the city's stations, the rail line announced Wednesday.
Crews will rebuild the tracks at the California Avenue station Friday through Monday. Passengers waiting for northbound and southbound trains at the Palo Alto and California Avenue stations will board from the southbound platforms during the construction.
Train conductors and other personnel will help direct passengers to the correct platform. The work is part of the Palo Alto stations project.
In addition to the weekend construction, from Tuesday to Sept. 5, crews will continue to work during the day at the Palo Alto station on concrete forms and utilities and at the California Avenue station on concrete flatwork and utility trenching.
Routine maintenance will also take place from Monday to Sept. 4 in San Mateo, Belmont, Sunnyvale and Santa Clara. Crews will work from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to avoid train delays. Some construction noise is expected.
Copyright ©2008 Palo Alto Daily News. Published 08/28/2008.