Starting Friday, January 27, 2023, phase two of construction will take place at the Martinez Station to improve ADA accessibility.
Our operating partner, Amtrak, under contract with Granite Construction, will be leading this critical project that is part of a federal funding package for improving accessibility at rail stations.
The goal is to work with Amtrak to complete this project as quickly and diligently as possible to limit the impact to the travelling public. Accessibility improvements include installation of temporary restrooms, potholing utilities, demolition/installation of the warning domes, demolition/reinstallation of sections of the platform, lighting removal/reinstallation, helical pile installations, walkway/stairs/guardrail improvements, and building improvements.
Impact of Construction Work on Passengers
Phase two of construction work will begin on Friday, January 27, 2023 to Saturday, July 30, 2023.
Temporary construction chain link fencing will be set to delineate the construction areas and keep the public from entering the work zone. Signage will be set throughout the site to ensure the pedestrian traffic flow is able to get to the open platform section.
Interior improvements will impact the building restroom facilities and ticket counter areas, temporary restroom facilities and ticket counter will be set to limit the impact to the public during construction. Additionally, construction trucks and equipment will be in and out of the work site and staging areas.
Martinez Station – Temporary Signage Plan
During construction, Capitol Corridor passengers can expect typical construction noise from equipment and tools; warning horns or whistles when crews need to clear the tracks; and construction trucks operating in and out of the worksite.
We do not expect this construction project to impact train schedules; however, conductors on trains arriving at the Martinez Station will need to limit the number of doors they open since only a portion of the platform will be available for boarding at a given time.