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Over several upcoming weekends, free buses will replace trains in Oakland while we do important track work using Measure RR funds.
While the work is being done, there will be no trains running between West Oakland and 19th Street, or between West Oakland and Lake Merritt.
Free, direct bus service will be provided by AC Transit between West Oakland and 19th Street Station.
The bus shuttle trip should take between 10-15 minutes.
Any trip from the East Bay into San Francisco will require a transfer at the 19th Street Station (rather than MacArthur Station) onto buses that will take riders to West Oakland where they will re-board trains.
Any trip out of San Francisco past West Oakland will require a transfer at West Oakland onto buses that will take riders to the 19th Street Station where they will re-board trains.
Buses will be staged at the West Oakland Station so parking will be limited.
Riders will be guided by staff at West Oakland and 19th Street Stations directly to the buses outside.
Trains will run every 20 mins in the East Bay. Bus bridge will be 10-15 min. 20 min service to SFO from West Oakland.
All BART stations will remain open during these weekends.
Schedule for replacement bus service:
August 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday)
August 25th and 26th (Saturday and Sunday)
Labor Day weekend/September 1st-3rd (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)
September 22nd and 23rd (Saturday and Sunday)*
*If the work is finished early, we may cancel the final weekend. If we do, we will update the information on our website and through social media.
Details on work being done:
The work between the West Oakland Station and the Transbay Tube will make BART safer, quieter and more reliable.
Crews will install welded rail as well restraining rail, which acts as a “guard rail” for wheels.
Direct fixation pads, which keep track in place, are being repaired and replaced.
Crews will also install new crossing panels and replace coverboards and insulators.