SANDAG – Poinsettia Station Improvements

Project Synopsis
CPM Partners provided scheduling and claims services to SANDAG for the Poinsettia Station Improvement Project.

The project renovated the Poinsettia Station, located in the City of Carlsbad, to improve traveler wait times, provide easier access, reduce train delays, enhance pedestrian safety, and upgrade station amenities. Improvements include lengthening and elevating passenger platforms, installing a fence between the tracks within the station, replacing the existing at-grade rail crossings with a grade-separated undercrossing, and relocating existing tracks.

The new platform lengthened to 1,000 feet to accommodate longer trains, which can serve increased numbers of passengers. Raising the station platform to 15-inch will facilitate level boarding for Amtrak passengers, allowing them to board quickly and easily. SANDAG and North County Transit District have been working closely with the Federal Railroad Administration to meet all federal platform height guidelines.

The undercrossing featured stairways and ramps on both sides of the tracks. These features comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will facilitate crossings for bicyclists and pedestrians. The inter-track fence also prevented pedestrians from crossing the tracks. Station enhancements included new shelters, signage, and updated lighting.

Services Provided
CPM Partners services included review of the contractor’s baseline schedule, monthly updates, CPM scheduling, Contractor schedule, claims services and advising SANDAG during construction contract administration by providing recommendations and formal responses to Contractor-initiated issues.

Location: San Diego, CA
Cost: $19 M
Dates: February 2018 – June 2019 (est.)