Mountain View Light Rail Double Track Project Update
May 14, 2015
Inquiries regarding this project should be directed to:
VTA Community Outreach
VTA will shut down light rail service between the Mountain View and Lockheed stations in order to provide the project contractor extended access to the light rail tracks during the weekend of May 16, 2015.
There will be continuous construction activity from late night Friday, May 15 until early Monday, May 18.
Crews are constructing a 1,400-foot long retaining wall in the area of the now-closed Evelyn Station. They will install steel posts by driving them 20 feet into the ground through the use of vibration equipment. Once in place, precast walls will connect each of the posts together. Excess soil will be hauled offsite.
11 p.m., Friday, May 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2105.
The retaining wall will stabilize the soil between the Caltrain and VTA Light Rail corridors.
During the week of May 18, nighttime work crews will:
• Continue construction of the retaining wall
• Load and haul off construction debris (concrete and soil)
• Demolish remaining stairs and walls (as needed)
• Excavate and rough grade for the new track
11 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, Monday, May 18 through Friday, May 22, 2015
These activities are taking place at night after light rail service has ended and the overhead electrical system has been depowered due to safety concerns.
Mountain View Double Track Project
The Mountain View Double Track project, one of a series of projects known as the VTA Light Rail Train Efficiency Program, includes installing a second set of light rail tracks between the Mountain View and Whisman stations. The work will require the closure of the underutilized Evelyn Light Rail Station. The purpose of this project is to eliminate the current bottle neck caused by the single track operation in this area of Mountain View and provide storage space to stage multiple vehicles to service future BART service and special events at Levi’s Stadium.