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Holiday Information

On Wednesday, 24 December 2014, Christmas eve and Wednesday, 31 December 2014, New Year's eve, the following routes will operate:

  • Regular Weekday: Route J
  • Limited LYNX Holiday service (no midday).
  • Modified Local Fixed route, DIAL-A-RIDE, & Routes C3, JPX, 30Z, & JX ( service WILL END @ APPROX. 7:00pm - see the chart below).
WCCTA Christmas/New Year's Eve Schedule
Routes Start Begin Time End Time End
10 HTC 6:42pm 7:04pm HTC
11 HTC 6:15pm 6:53pm HTC
12 HTC 6:27pm 6:54pm HTC
15 HTC 6:42pm 7:10pm HTC
16 RPTC 6:08pm 7:02pm RPTC
17 RPTC 6:01pm 6:33pm RPTC
18 RPTC 5:25pm 5:55pm RPTC
JPX BART 6:46pm 7:08pm BART
JPX HTC 6:50pm 7:04pm HTC
JX BART 6:54pm 7:10pm BART
JX HTC 6:50pm 7:05pm HTC
C3 CCC 6:20pm 6:44pm CCC
C3 HTC 6:48pm 7:12pm HTC
Legend: HTC - Hercules Transit Center
RPTC - Richmond Parkway Transit Center
BART - El Cerrito del Norte BART
CCC - Contra Costa College

On Thursday, 25 December 2014, Christmas Day and 1 January 2015, New Years Day, only the following route will operate:

  • Sunday Service:  Route J

For information call (510) 724-7993 or consult the schedules on the website.

The Sales Office will be closed:

  • 12/24/14-12/25/14 & 1/1/15

Traffic Alert - Bay Bridge Construction

Ongoing construction (including lighting, painting, and on- and off-ramps) will require sporadic lane and shoulder closures on the Bay Bridge.

The WestCAT Lynx will be required to adjust to the closures and lane changes, which may lead to some service delays.

Currently, there is a long term construction project on the Fremont Street offramp. During construction the Lynx will use the Harrison Street offramp instead.

We apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

Website Issues

Currently there is an issue of the website's navigation menus not working properly on some of the newer browsers, tablets and mobile devices.  We are in the process of updating the menus to work on all devices.

Clipper Card and WestCAT

We do not currently accept Clipper cards as fare payment on our bus system. You may contact us at info@westcat.org, call (510)-724-3331, or visit our Fares page for more information about WestCAT discount passes & tickets.  Please note that currently, Clipper is accepted only on AC Transit, MUNI, BART, Caltrain, SamTrans, Santa Clara VTA and Golden Gate Transit and Ferry.

Clipper is authorized for use through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT) must wait for the Clipper until MTC has released funding and equipment for its implementation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Helpful Tips - Passes and Transfers

Protect your transit passes. Don't place them with your cell phone, near a magnetic clasp on a wallet or purse, and separate them from other magnetic strip cards. They will demagnetize. Ask for a pass cover the next time you purchase a pass. If you have a problem, contact us immediately at 510-724-7993.  Also WestCAT drivers do not accept altered or damaged transit tickets issued through the online pay system for the Hercules Transit Center. Do not change the date, day or anything else on these tickets or they are not valid. If you have a problem with the online pay system please visit www.herculestransitcenter.com or call 1-800-997-0197.



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