BART is continuing its work to make its system safer in the event of an earthquake. This week BART began work to complete a power supply upgrade project in advance of the next stage of our Earthquake Strengthening Project. There will be some late evening work performed in the Transbay Tube for the next few weeks which will require us to use only one track after 10 pm.
We are scheduling this work during hours when the fewest possible number of customers will be affected. We must begin the work during passenger service hours because the current phase of work requires more than the 2-4 hours each night that we usually have available to work in the Transbay Tube.
Customers traveling during this time should allow extra time as trains will have to share one track between Montgomery Station and West Oakland Station.
We will try to keep delays to a minimum and will maintain transfers for customers making connections between lines. On the evenings that the work is being performed we will publish BART Service Advisories to keep customers informed.
The work is expected to take place on the following nights but customers should keep in mind the specific schedule could change: 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/27, 1/29, 1/30, 1/31 and 2/5
The next phase of strengthening work in the Transbay Tube will begin in the first week of March 2013 and continue for 13-14 months. This work will also require single tracking during late night hours as the work cannot be completed in the normal maintenance hours that we have available.
We appreciate our customer’s understanding as we build a stronger BART.
Customers can sign up for BART Service Advisories at bart.gov/alerts or text “BART go” to 878787 or call 511 to get up-to-date information. They can also follow @SFBARTalert on Twitter.