Rebuilding work to impact Warm Springs, Dublin, OAK Airport lines some weekends April-July

Rebuilding work to impact Warm Springs, Dublin, OAK Airport lines some weekends April-July

Due to a potential Warriors Round 2 Playoff Game 1 on Sunday, 4/30, BART is canceling the bus bridge this weekend. The next two bus bridge weekends will be 5/6 & 5/7 (new) plus 5/13 & 5/14. 

Regular weekend train service will be running on the affected lines.

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

.pdf of map here.

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

May 6-7 (New)

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.

Travel tips

  • Consider using a station not affected by the bus bridge if you are able, like West Oakland or MacArthur.
  • Lock your bike at our stations rather than bringing them on crowded buses.
  • Check www.bart.gov for the most up-to-date information about the closure.
  • If you are travelling from Dublin/Pleasanton or Warm Springs/So. Fremont and want to go to a destination along the lines to the West Bay, Richmond, or Pittsburg Bay Point, you will have to transfer to the bus at Fruitvale and then board a train at 19th Street to reach your destination.
  • If you are coming from the West Bay, West Oakland, Richmond, or Pittsburg/Bay Point and want to go to a destination along the lines to Dublin/Pleasanton or Warm Springs/So. Fremont, you will have to take a train to 19th Street, transfer to a bus and then board a train at Fruitvale reach your destination.

Before traveling, check our website and look for updated bulletins for new or updated information.

We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause you.