Construction begins with single-tracking at Balboa Park 7/16
We are beginning an improvement project at Balboa Park Station that will require one day of single-tracking at the station on Sunday, July 16 while steel beams are installed over the trackway to support the installation of a new deck above the track. This will cause 15-20 minute delays south of the station. The other work to be done later includes demolition of the old glass enclosure at the Ocean Avenue entrance and construction of a new one.
Passengers on trains from Dublin/Pleasanton (Blue line) will need to transfer at 24th St. as those trains will turn back at that station.
We will take advantage of the single-tracking to remove a dead tree that is adjacent to our tracks in this area.
There will be a number of activities in preparation for that work and for other work that will occur on future weekends.
- Approximately 20 of the 30 bike racks inside the station will be removed from use on July 9 to allow for storage of the steel beams through July 16. They will be returned to use on July 17. Any bikes remaining locked to the racks on the 7/9 will be removed and stored.
- During the single-tracking weekend, temporary enclosures/scaffolding will be constructed over portions of the station including the escalator on the west side near the Ocean Ave. entrance.
- The Ocean Ave. entrance will be closed during the 24-hour single-tracking on July 16. Use the Westside Walkway to the footpath along I-280 to the Geneva entrance and elevator.
- The footpath is not accessible. For those needing assistance to get from Ocean Avenue to Geneva entrance and elevator, a paratransit vehicle will be provided. Signs will show the pickup location.
The entire project will take approximately one year to complete.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.