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BART Transbay Tube Shutdown

Updated 25 August 2015

Information regarding the Transbay Tube Closure

The following information is from BART.

BART is encouraging travelers to plan ahead, avoid unnecessary transbay travel, or to find alternate means of transportation across the Bay during Labor Day weekend. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations on September 5, 6, & 7th, while we repair a critical section of track near the Transbay Tube.

Bus Bridge Details

BART will offer lifeline bus service between 19th Street in Oakland and the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco, but the buses are intended only for those who have no other options. The buses will carry customers from 19th Street Station in Oakland to the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco (a 2 block walk to the Embarcadero Station) or from there back to the East Bay. There will be no additional charge for the bus. The bus bridge will cause 30 minutes to one hour delays for some customers. During our earlier transbay closure in August, the bus trip took about 20 minutes, but when you factor in walking to/from the bus connection, it took about 30 minutes. Check out our tips page for more details about how to get from the Temporary Transbay Terminal to the Embarcadero Station.

Accommodations will be available for people with disabilities.

West Oakland Station Closure

There will be some shuttle buses to/from West Oakland Station, which is closed during the shut down, to/from the 19th Street Station for West Oakland area residents only. These shuttles will pick up and drop off from the "kiss & ride" curb on the Chester street side of the West Oakland station, and will pick up and drop off on Broadway, just before 20th street
at the 19th Street Station. Shuttles will run while BART is operating and will leave every 15 minutes (on both ends) on the hour, quarter hours and 1/2 hour. No fares will be collected on this neighborhood shuttle for West Oakland residents. We are not able to keep West Oakland Station open during this work because we can not easily turn trains around from that station. With only two tracks, there would be very significant delays in the East Bay if we attempted to run trains through West Oakland during the work. See our tips page for a map of the pick up site at West Oakland Station.

Link to the Transbay Shutdown page on BART's website:

 

 

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