Detours inside Coliseum Station for earthquake safety work


Detours inside Coliseum Station for earthquake safety work

As part of the BART systemwide Earthquake Safety Program, BART crews will be moving inside the COLISEUM Station for seismic retrofit construction.  This work will require construction activity at various locations and stages inside and outside the patron area.  The activity is shown in this station map.  Work will take place during the daytime with some nighttime hours and will be enclosed with fenced-in plywood barriers. You will see construction equipment accessing the site such as scissor lifts, drill rigs, concrete pump/hose trucks, and scaffolding. 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. 

Stage 1 Closure:  South side of Concourse has begun, working behind the southern escalator – now open

Stage 2 Closure:  Southwest stairwell temporary closure to begin week of March 4, 2019

Stage 3 Closure:  North of the fare gates and tunnel entrance – pre-construction activity begins March 4, 2019.

*All dates are approximate and subject to change

Stage 1 construction continues behind the southern escalator to allow for open operation for patron use to and from the Platform for approximately 2 more months.  Stage 2 construction requires temporary closure of the southwest stairwell beginning Monday, March 4, 2019 for approximately 4-6 months.  Stage 3 is located outside the patron area in the concourse, closest to the fare gates.  This work activity is starting with pre-construction, utilizing a scissor lift, delineators/soft barricades to prepare for upcoming heavy construction.  Add fare and parking machines, restrooms, elevators, escalators, and stairs – except the southwest stairwell, will remain accessible (open) during Stage 2 construction.  Please watch for directional signs and allow for additional travel time, through the Concourse and between the Concourse and Platform.  Noise, dust and odors will be monitored, and local regulations will be enforced.  Similar earthquake safety retrofit construction is underway at Fruitvale Station.

Seismic retrofit construction continues outside Coliseum Station on both the north and south-end of the station, mainly off San Leandro Street. 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.   

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.