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Update for Evelyn Station Demo

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Evelyn Station Demolition Update

April 27, 2015

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Evelyn Station Demolition Update

Overview:
The former Evelyn Light Rail Station was removed from service last month in order to make way for a second light rail track currently being built between the Mountain View and Whisman stations.

VTA first salvaged materials from the closed station, including ticket vending machines, passenger amenities, closed circuit video cameras and many other items. Demolition activities then proceeded, with crews working both during the day and also at night after the overhead electrical system (OES) was temporarily de-energized.

Crews are expected to be working in the area of the former station until mid-summer, although the intense demolition work of the past several weeks will significantly lessen almost immediately, with crews turning to other tasks such as building a 1,400 foot retaining wall between the VTA and Caltrain tracks and securing and closing off the underground walkway that previously connected Evelyn Avenue with the station.

Other scheduled activities in the area include installing underground ducts and conduits for signaling and communications systems, laying track and installing new poles for the OES.

Crews are working during both daytime and nighttime hours at this location. As much work as possible is done by crews working days but the close proximity of two active rail lines and the OES means night work is required due to safety concerns.

Crews are using a mid-sized excavator to demolish the concrete. Other equipment in use includes back hoes, drill rigs and haul trucks.

Activity #1
What:
Crews will demo the concrete facing the northern end of the pedestrian tunnel. Much of this work will be done at night because of the close proximity to the Caltrain tracks.

Where:
The former Evelyn Station is located near where Pioneer Way dead-ends into Evelyn Avenue.

When:
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1, 2015.

Why:
The tunnel at the northern end will be blocked off with a closure wall in order to remove the stairs and the ramps to the pedestrian tunnel.

Activity #2
What:
Crews will begin work on the approximately 1,400-foot retaining wall located along the VTA track in this area. Preliminary work will include removing the existing wall and moving materials onsite in preparation for other work. Some of this work will be done during night hours because of the need to haul large steel beams across the light rail tracks.

Where:
The retaining wall extends west toward the SR 85 overcrossing and east toward the light rail crossing of Central Expressway.

When:
7 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. evenings, Monday, April 27 through Friday, May 1 and then resuming Sunday, May 3, 2015.

Why:
An enhanced retaining wall is required to stabilize soil located between the VTA and Caltrain tracks.
 

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