Earthquake safety work moves inside West Oakand Station


Earthquake safety work moves inside West Oakand Station

Dear Customer:

Beginning the early part of April, Earthquake Safety Program construction crews will start working inside West Oakland Station to strengthen it against earthquakes. You can expect temporary construction-related noise, dust and other detours. Crews will erect scaffolding and enclosures around work areas, which may obstruct your path through the concourse area as you head to the platform or fare gates.

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 scaffolding and enclosures, adding steel and concrete to foundations, wrapping columns with reinforcement, and protecting utilities and equipment
  • Start Date: Approximately early April 2010
  • Duration: Through fall 2010
  • 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 or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425. Si necesita información en español, por favor llame al (510) 874-7425.