Beginning in February (expected start date is Monday, February 21, 2022), construction will begin at the Fremont Station to improve ADA accessibility. The station will remain in operation during construction.
Our operating partner, Amtrak, under contract with Centennial Construction, will be leading this critical project that is part of a federal funding package for improving accessibility at rail stations. Similar accessibility improvements are already in progress at other stations, including Oakland Coliseum and Martinez, to ensure that all stations are compliant with ADA regulations.
Project Details and Customer Impact
New portions of boarding platforms will be constructed on the North and South sides of the tracks, with improved lighting, drainage, and signage features.
The project will be accomplished in two phases:
Phase 1 will be on the South platform located across the tracks from the station.
Phase 2 will be on the North platform which extends along the station-side parking area.
Customer safety will be maintained throughout construction. Paths of travel and access to available boarding areas will be designated and marked with signage.
During Phase 1, boarding will be consolidated to the North-side platform by the station. During Phase 2, boarding will continue on the North platform in front of the station and will also return to the newly completed South platform.
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 Fremont 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.
Work is expected to be completed in March 2023.