Earthquake safety work creates one-day detours at Coliseum Station


Earthquake safety work creates one-day detours at Coliseum Station

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, inside Coliseum Station, concourse level, earthquake safety retrofit construction will require temporary, one-day detours on the northwest side of the station for equipment moves that will commence at approximately 7 am, lasting approximately eight hours.  You can view a map of the equipment move impacts here.  Additionally, the south escalator is scheduled to reopen late Friday, March 1, 2019, restoring access between the concourse and platform. However, starting Monday, March 4, the southwest stairwell will temporarily close with detours for seismic construction activity for approximately 4 – 6 months.  Coliseum Station will remain open for BART riders during construction.  Add fare and parking machines, restrooms, elevators, escalators, and stairs – except the southwest stairwell, will remain open during Stage 2 construction.  Please watch for directional signs and allow for additional travel time, mainly between the concourse and platform. 

As part of BART’s systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, seismic retrofit construction activity continues inside and outside Coliseum Station. Temporary relocation of ADA and BART parking located on the westside (San Leandro Street side) of the station continues.  Construction outside the station on the south-end is nearing completion.  Earthquake safety 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.  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.  Noise, dust and odors will be monitored, and local regulations will be enforced.  Similar earthquake safety retrofit construction is underway at Fruitvale Station.

We recognize the inconvenience and 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 may be 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 or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425.