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BART delays Palm Sunday weekend and select weekends April - July

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BART delays Palm Sunday weekend and select weekends April - July

BART crews will be rebuilding the trackway between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale stations on selected weekends between April and July as part of our "Better BART" efforts.  No trains will run between those stations and Lake Merritt station will be closed.  Free buses will be available to move riders around the closure. Riders on the Warm Springs/So. Fremont, Dublin and Oakland Airport lines will be impacted.  The buses may add 20 to 40 minutes to your trip.

For specific service impacts see the map. Complete details, dates, and tips can be found below.

Map of bus bridge between Fruitvale & 19th

BART crews cannot complete these critical trackway repairs during the overnight hours when we are normally closed for maintenance, which is why we require this extra time. Once the job is complete, you will experience a safer, quieter and more reliable ride.

Lake Merritt Station will be closed

AC Transit will provide bus service on their local 18 (to downtown) and 1 bus routes (to Fruitvale) to and from the station. That service will be free for customers who show their BART Ticket. Extra buses will be provided for trips between Lake Merritt and Fruitvale Station. You can expect 10-25 additional minutes of travel time.

Buses between Fruitvale and 19th Street Stations provided by AC Transit

We will have a “bus bridge” during our normal service hours. The bus bridge will cause 20 to 40 minute delays for some customers (especially to OAK airport).

There will be extra staff in our stations to assist you. Follow signs and listen to announcements for important information.

Closure Dates and Schedule*

Date

Track Work Times

April 8-9

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

April 29-30

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

May 13-14

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

May 27-29

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday, and Monday

June 10-11

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

July 1-2

From end of service Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday

 

*Dates may be subject to change—the most accurate dates will be on bart.gov.