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Grade Separation Project Half-Way Done

Much of the work for the rest of the project will focus on building the new elevated Caltrain station between San Bruno and San Mateo avenues.

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Railway Track & Structures reports that the San Bruno grade separation project is nearing the halfway point toward its completion.

Construction on the project , and much of the work so far has been underground. A shoofly was built, utilities were relocated and storm drain work is still underway.

Over the last several weeks, residents have seen the steel train bridges installed over San Bruno, San Mateo and Angus avenues. All of that work is in preparation for raising the Caltrain tracks 18 feet above ground and building a new Caltrain station between San Bruno and San Mateo avenues.

The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2013.

In its story, Railway Track & Structures breaks down the next steps in the project and how the construction will be done. According to the magazine, at 800 feet, the station will be one of the longest in the Caltrain system when the grade separation project is completed.

The magazine also noted that the new elevated station is expected to continue to increase Caltrain ridership in San Bruno:

According to Caltrain's most recent ridership count, more than 400 people use the San Bruno station on an average weekday. Ridership at the station has increased seven percent since 2009.

The $147 million project is being funded by Proposition 1B, San Mateo County's Measure A and state funds.

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