Jan/Feb 2014: Track Work and Tie Replacement Projects

Priscilla Kalugdan News Archive, Service Alerts


The Union Pacific Railroad will be performing two important track work and railroad tie replacement projects between Richmond (RIC) and Martinez (MTZ) during parts of January and February 2014.


Rail Replacement Project: January 2 – 8, 2014

This rail replacement project will be conducted between 11pm and 6am on the designated dates. Trains will operate around the rail work crew with the potential for minor delays to trains 548, 520 and 521 as they travel through the work area.


Tie Replacement Project (Three Stages): January 9 – February 12, 2014

  • Stage 1 – January 9 through January 15, 2014
  • Stage 2 – January 24 through January 31, 2014
  • Stage 3 – February 8 through February 12, 2014

Work on this project will take place at night between 7pm and 4am. All peak hour Capitol Corridor trains will continue to operate during this project with minor schedule modifications on select night train schedules. Trains can be expected to reach their final destinations (Westbound: Oakland Jack London, Oakland Coliseum, San Jose Diridon, Eastbound: Sacramento) fifteen to twenty minutes later than the published schedule. Please expect minor delays during the work periods.


The following trains have more significant schedule modifications for this project:

Trains 544, 546, and 744 – These trains will operate on a modified schedule between Martinez and Sacramento, between 15 and 40 minutes later than the regular schedule.


Trains 746 and 748 – These trains will operate on a modified schedule between Oakland and Sacramento between 15 and 60 minutes later than the regular schedule.


Trains 551 and 548 – During all three work stages noted above, these trains will be replaced by chartered buses between Sacramento and Oakland Jack London.


Please download the temporary schedule here.

When both of these track work projects are completed it will result in an improved track roadbed which will help maintain our high level of on time performance for years to come. Thank you for your patience.