Earthquake safety work starting at Orinda Station


Earthquake safety work starting at Orinda Station

As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, work to strengthen structures at Orinda Station to better withstand future earthquakes will begin at Orinda Station in mid-July 2012. Work areas will be fenced in and you may see large equipment accessing the site such as dump trucks, backhoes and lifts. During construction, pedestrian access in and around the station will change periodically. Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices. You can also expect temporary construction-related noise, dust, and traffic impacts. We will monitor noise and dust and work to minimize any inconveniences. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this work.

Construction Work Details

Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, adding steel and concrete to foundations, strengthening column caps, and protecting utilities and equipment. Additionally, work at the station will require the temporary relocation of the ADA drop-off area, bus transit pick-up locations and keyed bike lockers, as well as the temporary closure of approximately 30 parking spaces in the main parking lot. Please watch for signs directing you to the temporary locations of all relocated items while the work is ongoing.

  • Location: Various areas throughout and around the station, platform, stairs and other locations
  • Start Date: Approximately mid-July 2012
  • Duration: Approximately 1 1/2 years
  • General Work Hours: Work can occur between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm, Monday through Saturday, with some night work and emergency work as necessary

To contact the Earthquake Safety Program or obtain additional information, please visit our website at or call our Program Information Line at (925) 603-5342. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation. If you need language assistance services, please call BART’s Transit Information Center at (510) 465-2278.