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  • BAYVIEW-OAKDALE CALTRAIN STATION STUDY Design Feasibility Assessment and Station Concepts Final Report February 2005 Prepared for: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority Prepared by: HNTB Corporation 1330 Broadway, Suite 1630 Oakland, CA 94612 510.208.4599 In association with: BMS Design Group LCW Consulting Pittman & Associates Funded by a California Department of Transportation planning grant

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  • FINAL REPORT

    JANUARY 2005 i

    Table of Contents Executive Summary....................................................................................................... 1 Chapter 1: Introduction..................................................................................................4 Study Purpose and Goals .........................................................................................4 Background and Planning Context .........................................................................4 Project Location.......................................................................................................6 Chapter 2: Existing Conditions Analysis.......................................................................7 Summary of Findings...............................................................................................7 Land Use and Urban Design ...................................................................................8

    Existing Conditions................................................................................................................8 Policy and Regulatory Framework.......................................................................................9 Recommendations................................................................................................................12

    Transportation ....................................................................................................... 15 Circulation .............................................................................................................................15 Parking ...................................................................................................................................25 Crashes and Collisions .........................................................................................................26 Freight Operations ...............................................................................................................27

    Public Safety and Security...................................................................................... 28 Caltrain Right-of-Way..........................................................................................................28 Project Area...........................................................................................................................29 Neighborhood Safety Organizations and Partnerships ..................................................31 Southeast Community Facility............................................................................................31 Recommendations................................................................................................................32

    Chapter 3: Preliminary Feasibility Assessment ........................................................... 33

    Summary of Findings............................................................................................. 33 Railroad Standards and Station Design Criteria.................................................... 33

    Station design ........................................................................................................................34 Platform access .....................................................................................................................34 ADA-compliant access ........................................................................................................34 Track spacing and median fence ........................................................................................34

    Feasibility Issues.................................................................................................... 35 Site/Infrastructure Constraints.............................................................................. 37

    1. Topography/Slope Stability............................................................................................37 2. Tunnel 3.............................................................................................................................38 3. Oakdale Avenue Overhead.............................................................................................39 4. Mainline Track Spacing ...................................................................................................40 5. Utilities ...............................................................................................................................41 6. Land Availability...............................................................................................................44

    Railroad Operations............................................................................................... 44 7. Abandoned Track Siding.................................................................................................44 8. Quint Street Lead .............................................................................................................45 9. Railroad Signals.................................................................................................................46 10. Quint Street Bridge/Underpass ...................................................................................46

  • FINAL REPORT

    JANUARY 2005 ii

    Future improvements and expansion .................................................................... 47 11. Electrification .................................................................................................................47 12. Capacity Expansion/High-Speed Rail ........................................................................48

    Considerations for Station Design......................................................................... 51 Station as a gateway..............................................................................................................51 Safety and Security ...............................................................................................................51 Station access ........................................................................................................................51 Future station area development........................................................................................52

    Chapter 4: Station Concepts ........................................................................................ 53

    Station Configuration............................................................................................. 53 Station Design Concepts........................................................................................ 54

    Basic Station Concept ..........................................................................................................57 Enhanced Station Concept .................................................................................................64

    Chapter 5: Summary of Public Involvement ............................................................... 69

    Background............................................................................................................ 69 Objectives............................................................................................................... 69 Key Themes from Public Workshops and Stakeholder Outreach......................... 69 Public Workshops .................................................................................................. 70

    April Open House/Public Workshop #1.........................................................................70 June Open House/Public Workshop #2..........................................................................70 September Open House/Public Workshop #3...............................................................71

    Stakeholder Presentations and Meetings .............................................................. 71 Technical Advisory Committee ............................................................................. 72

    Chapter 6: Next Steps .................................................................................................. 73

    Planning ................................................................................................................. 73 Preliminary Engineering & Environmental Assessment of Basic Station............ 73 Policy Body Actions ............................................................................................... 74 Low-Cost Improvements ....................................................................................... 74 Environmental Review/Clearance & Final Design/Funding Plan ...................... 74 Construction & Operation ..................................................................................... 75

    Appendix...................................................................................................................... 76

  • FINAL REPORT

    JANUARY 2005 iii

    Figures Figure 1-1: Project Location....................................................................................