Earthquake Safety construction starts inside Coliseum Station

01.29.19

Earthquake Safety construction starts inside Coliseum Station

As part of BART’s systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, seismic retrofit work at the Coliseum Station continues and expands inside the Station, into the Concourse.  This construction, consists of seismic retrofit work performed on each footing and pier cap (a beam connecting two columns) that serves to support the BART trackway under the alignment.  Pre-construction activity has begun and will include a scissor lift and construction worker scanning the structures, one by one, in preparation of seismic retrofit construction work for approximately one week.  Please watch for directional signs and allow for additional travel time.  Coliseum Station will REMAIN OPEN for BART riders during construction.  

Seismic retrofit construction activity on the south and north side of Coliseum Station continues and the escalator located on the south-end of the Concourse to/from the Platform will remain temporarily closed.  Plan for additional time to travel inside the station from the concourse to the platform.  Parking machines, stairs, elevators, restrooms, and all other escalators will remain accessible (open) during construction.  Construction crews have fenced 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.  Similar earthquake safety retrofit construction is underway at Fruitvale Station.

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

To contact the Earthquake Safety Program or to obtain additional information, please visit our website at www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425.