SMART Train crosses Haystack Bridge in Petaluma.

Construction Updates



SMART Larkspur Extension Project

SMART began construction of its rail extension to Larkspur in July 2017. The extension to Larkspur includes 2.2 miles of track connecting San Rafael and Larkspur, a terminal station in Larkspur Landing, three bridges, and utilizes the recently rehabilitated Cal Park Tunnel that currently provides a bicycle/pedestrian connection to Larkspur from San Rafael.

Following construction of the Larkspur Extension, safety signals and systems will be thoroughly tested prior to the start-up of service to Larkspur Landing. SMART train service to Larkspur is projected to begin in late 2019. 

For more information about the Larkspur Extension Project, call the Larkspur Extension Project Hotline: 800-959-8660.

If you have questions or feedback about the Larkspur extension project:


Construction Updates:

  • Construction Work Notice: San Rafael Transit Center – Construction of the railroad track is underway at the San Rafael Transit Center. Construction work will be done 9:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. during weekdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends as to not disrupt transit service at the transit center. Periodic noise can be expected during construction hours. Construction work at the transit center is anticipated to last through March 2019.

  • Road Closure Notice: Rice Drive – Construction work to install the railroad crossing at Rice Drive will require the road's closure from Francisco Blvd. W. to the west side of the tracks from January 2 through March 30, 2019. Delays to opening Francisco Blvd. West are due to recent heavy rain conditions impacting construction activities. Businesses on Rice Drive will remain open during construction. Click here to download a map showing alternate routes to Rice Drive businesses.

  • Road Closure Notice: Francisco Blvd. W. – Francisco Blvd. West, 2nd Street to Irwin Street is now open.  Francisco Blvd. West, Irwin Street to Rice Drive will remail closed through March 30. Delays to opening Francisco Blvd. West are due to recent heavy rain conditions impacting construction activities. Businesses remain open during road closures. 

Looking Ahead

  • Road Closures at 2nd and 3rd Streets – Construction work on the 2nd and 3rd Street railroad crossings in San Rafael is anticipated to begin in late May/early June, 2019. Delays in beginning this work are due to the recent heavy rain conditions this winter, impacting the construction schedule. Construction work on 2nd and 3rd Street crossings will occur over the course of one weekend each - with road closures beginning on Friday evening around 7:00 p.m. and ending the following Monday morning by 7:00 a.m. Detour signs will be prominently displayed. Stay tuned for more details as they develop.


Town of Windsor Extension Project

The SMART Board of Directors recently launched the next phase of construction work to extend commuter service to the Town of Windsor, by authorizing the expenditiure of $24 million to begin rail safety upgrades and design work needed to expand the rail line north by 3 miles from the current northbound terminal near the Sonoma County Airport. Heavy construction work estimated to begin in 2020 and systems testing is expected to begin in 2021.


SMART Pathway Construction Project

SMART continues to work on the construction of its multiple-use pathway system. Currently, over 15-miles of pathway segments have been built by SMART or by a local jurisdiction working in partnership with SMART – from Healdsburg to Larkspur. To view a progress map of the pathway, please click here.

SMART has completed the following segments:

  • Healdsburg: Front Street to Grant Street,
  • Santa Rosa: Sixth Street to Guerneville Road,
  • Rohnert Park/Cotati: East Avenue to Golf Course Drive.
  • Rohnert Park: Sonoma Mountain Village to the Cotati SMART Train Station,
  • Southwest Santa Rosa: Hearn Avenue to Bellevue Avenue, with pathway connections to Downtown Santa Rosa SMART Station.
  • Novato/Petaluma: SMART Novato San Marin Station to County Line,
  • Novato: Rush Creek Place to SMART Novato San Marin Station,
  • Novato: SMART Novato Hamilton Station to Hamilton Parkway,
  • Novato: Franklin pedestrian crossing (near Sutter Health) to Grant Street in downtown Novato (future Novato Downtown Station),
  • San Rafael: North San Pedro Road to SMART Marin Civic Center Station,
  • San Rafael: Merrydale Road to Mission Avenue.

SMART is currently working on pathway between Southpoint Boulevard and Payran Street in Petaluma. The design for this section of pathway is completed and permitting is currently in progress. SMART anticipates completion of this section of pathway by the end of 2019.