Published Tuesday, November 28, 2006, in the San Mateo Daily Journal
Safety upgrades planned for San Bruno
Daily Journal Staff Report
Caltrain plans to make $1 million in safety upgrades to San Bruno
train crossings, a small start to the large $170 to $200 million grade
separation project planned for the city.
The project is slated to begin in 2011 -- the details of which will be
reviewed by Caltrain General Manager Mike Scanlon at the City Council
meeting tonight. A few minor safety upgrades will take place in the
"Any improvements are great. It's all safety issues. We're not doing
[grade separation] because we want to see the train in the air as it
goes by. It's strictly safety," said Mayor Larry Franzella.
The smaller improvements will include upgrades to the signal arms and
possibly raised medians, said Caltrain spokesman Jonah Weinberg.
Weinberg doesn't know when construction will begin.
All the upgrades are part of the larger plan to change five at-grade
railroad crossings by lowering South Linden, San Bruno and San Mateo
avenues while raising the tracks and closing Scott Street. A new
elevated train station will be located between San Bruno and San Mateo
The council meets 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the senior center, 1555
Crystal Springs Road.