BART is encouraging people to plan ahead for the Labor Day weekend's transbay BART closure, which will take place Saturday, Sunday and Monday. BART will not run trains between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations in order to repair old sections of the Transbay Tube. Here's what you need to know about this weekend's closure.
All stations will remain open except West Oakland
BART will be doing maintenance near West Oakland Station on tracks that are more than 40 years old. Despite significant delays expected on the roads, BART Assistant General Manager for Operations Paul Oversier said in a statement that these repairs simply cannot be avoided.
Train service will be more frequent, customers still encouraged to 'stay local'
BART says train service in the East Bay, the West Bay and the Peninsula will be more frequent than during a typical weekend. Trains will run in the East Bay every 10-20 minutes. There will also be fewer rides requiring transfers.