Earthquake safety work to limit access to West Oakland Station


Earthquake safety work to limit access to West Oakland Station

Dear Customer:

You may have noticed the Earthquake Safety construction at West Oakland Station. The work to strengthen the station against earthquakes will soon limit access to the station. Beginning in mid-March, crews will move into a new phase of work that will be done in two stages:

During Stage 1, we will need to temporarily close the north station entrance/exit for approximately three months. During Stage 2, we will need to temporarily close the south station entrance/exit for approximately three months. During each stage, the opposite entrance/exit will remain open for use. Download a diagram (.pdf)  showing the impacted area for Stage 1.

You can expect temporary construction-related noise, dust and other detours. Please watch for signs with safety information and future bulletins about this project. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we complete this safety work.

Construction Work Details

  • Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, adding steel and concrete to foundations,wrapping columns with reinforcement, and protecting utilities and equipment
  •  Start Date: mid-March 2010
  •  Duration: approximately six months
  •  Hours: Most work between 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday, with periodic night work and emergency work as necessary

Earthquake Safety Program construction will be underway at various locations throughout the BART system over the next five years and we expect to complete this project by the end of 2014. As always, safety is BART’s top priority. Our aim is to strengthen BART as quickly as possible, while maintaining BART service. To contact the Earthquake Safety Program or obtain additional information, please visit our website at
www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425.

Si necesita información en español, por favor llame al (510) 874-7425.