Temporary east entrance closure at Concord Station for earthquake work


Temporary east entrance closure at Concord Station for earthquake work

Dear Customer:

As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, work will begin to strengthen Concord Station against future earthquakes in late August 2010. As part of this work, we will need to close the east side entrance and three fare gates for approximately three months starting on Thursday, September 2, 2010. All fare gates at the South and West Entrances will remain open during this period (download diagram). You can also expect temporary construction-related noise, dust and other detours while work continues through the station for approximately 11 months. Please watch for signs with safety information and other notices. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and will work to minimize inconveniences during this construction.

Construction Work Details

  • Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, thickening of columns, adding steel and concrete to foundations, reinforcing platform canopies, limited asbestos and lead-based paint removal (following all protocols), and protecting utilities and equipment
  • Location: 8 columns throughout the station, stairs, escalators, platform and other locations
  • Start date: Late August
  • Duration: Approximately 1 year
  • Hours: Most work between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with periodic Saturday and night work. Emergency work as necessary.

A separate project to strengthen columns along nearby streets is also expected to begin in August. 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 925.603.5342. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.

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