Earthquake Safety work on two stairwells at Hayward Station


Earthquake Safety work on two stairwells at Hayward Station

As part of our systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, BART will begin strengthening both stairwells at the Hayward Station to better withstand future earthquakes. 

Beginning February 2017 work areas will be enclosed and you may see personnel and large equipment accessing the site.  The work will involve construction of temporary enclosures, installation of temporary steps, installation of a seismic joint, and relocation of existing utilities.  The work will generally occur between 7 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. We expect the work to take approximately 1 month to complete

During construction, pedestrian access in and around the station may 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.  

Earthquake Safety Program construction will be underway at various locations throughout the BART system over the next five years, and is expected to be complete by the end of 2022. 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) 476-3876. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.