Travel Alert: Train Service to Be Shut Down for Up to Five Days Between San Francisco and the East Bay Area
I n order to perform critical track maintenance near the entrance of the Transbay Tube, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system — more popularly known as BART — is preparing to temporarily shut down train service between San Francisco and the East Bay area over all three days of the upcoming Labor Day weekend; as well as two days over the first weekend of August, according to this article written by Phil Matier and Andy Ross for SFGate.
Additional buses will be deployed to carry passengers over bridges in the San Francisco Bay Area during those five days.
If you plan on being in the San Francisco Bay Area on August 1 and 2, 2015 as well as September 5, 6 and 7, 2015 and intend to use BART to travel between San Francisco and destinations in the East Bay area such as Oakland, expect delays or consider other alternatives. Keep in mind that the anticipated dates for working on maintaining the tracks could change at any time.
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Map ©2015 San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District. Some labeling by Brian Cohen.