Earthquake safety work begins at Rockridge Station


Earthquake safety work begins at Rockridge Station

As part of our system-wide Earthquake Safety Program, we will be strengthening structures at Rockridge Station to withstand future earthquakes. During the project, you can expect construction-related noise and some dust. We'll post signs with safety information and to alert you of work in progress.

Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, adding steel and concrete to foundations, wrapping columns with steel reinforcement and protecting utilities and equipment

Location: 14 concrete columns (starting in the western parking permit area, followed by work through the station and the eastern parking lot), stairs, escalators and platform canopies

Start Date: Approximately December 2008

Duration: Approximately one year

Hours: Most work in the daytime on weekdays; some limited work at night or on weekends; emergency work as necessary

In the future, as part of a related project, we will also be strengthening the remaining portion of the western parking lot. Please watch for BART Passenger Bulletins for additional updates. We expect to complete all necessary earthquake strengthening of our system by late 2013. As safety is our top priority, we aim 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 or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this work, and will attempt to minimize noise, dust, and other disruptions.