Free buses to replace trains between Concord & Pleasant Hill Memorial Day weekend 5/26-28
Starting Saturday Morning, May 26 and continuing through Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, we will run free buses instead of trains between Pleasant Hill and Concord Stations to allow for a variety of track and other maintenance projects in the area using voter-authorized Measure RR funds.
Customers travelling through Pleasant Hill or Concord stations will be required to leave their train and take a free bus provided by County Connection to the next station in their direction of travel. Customers through this area should add 20 minutes to their planned trip. Passengers traveling toward San Francisco, who typically park at Concord, North Concord, or Pittsburg/Bay Point stations, may choose to drive to the Pleasant Hill Station and park for free to avoid the Bus Bridge. The work should not affect the rest of the system.
Our maintenance team needs the track closed for an extended period in order to do necessary work. We will replace vital electrical and train control equipment, replace a drainage system, replace and resurface rail and repair/replace ballast, and remove and trim trees that interfere with train operation. After this brief service change, customers will experience a smoother, safer, and more reliable ride through the area.
We know that this work will temporarily inconvenience you. We appreciate your patience.