Earthquake safety work moves inside Fruitvale Station


Earthquake safety work moves inside Fruitvale Station

As part of BART’s systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, seismic retrofit work at the Fruitvale Station continues. Starting as early as late September/October, STAGE ONE (1) earthquake safety construction activity will begin inside the Fruitvale Station on the east side of the concourse. This is work on each footing and pier cap (a beam connecting two columns), which supports the BART trackway under the alignment. Please plan for additional time to travel inside the station from the concourse to the platform. Parking machines, escalators, stairs, elevators, and restrooms will remain accessible during construction. Construction crews will fence in work areas, and you will see construction equipment accessing the site such as scissor lifts, drill rigs, concrete pump/hose and trucks, and scaffolding. During this construction, ADA/pedestrian access/pathway will be slightly detoured with directional signage. Please proceed around construction areas with caution and watch for signs with safety information and other notices. Please be advised that changes/modifications maybe required at any time; the construction team will make every effort to minimize inconveniences. Click here for a map of the work area.

At the same time, work continues outside the south-end of Fruitvale Station on both sides of 35th Avenue. Expect some traffic and parking impacts during this work. Temporary closure of approximately six (6) parking spots in the BART Fee lot (south of 35th Avenue) will remain in effect. Please note that vehicles not moved from areas that have been posted with “No Parking” signs will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. Noise, dust, and odors will be monitored, and local regulations will be enforced to minimize any inconveniences. Please watch for additional notices regarding upcoming construction. 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this work. As always, safety is BART’s top priority. Our aim is to complete seismic retrofit work as quickly as possible, while maintaining BART service. Fruitvale Station will REMAIN OPEN for BART riders during construction.

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. Thank you again for your patience and cooperation.