Traction power cable replacement work in Union City (single tracking Saturday 10/30)

09.21.21

Traction power cable replacement work in Union City (single tracking Saturday 10/30)

BART crews are working in southern Alameda County to replace 34.5 kV (kilovolt) traction power cables that provide electricity for trains. Replacing these aging power cables is essential for ensuring the continuation of reliable service in this portion of the BART system. The work team will replace approximately 1,200 linear feet of traction power cable.

The work is happening near the Union City Station and will require BART to reduce service to only one track on Saturday, October 30 to ensure the safety of track crews. Riders in the area that day should expect delays of 10-15 minutes. Passengers will board trains traveling in both directions on Platform 1 at Union City Station. Work on this cable replacement project will also take place on the previously planned track shutdown weekend for system revitalization work near Union City on October 16-17. You can learn more about the overall trackway replacement work happening near Union City here.

This work is supported by voter-approved Measure RR, which provides $3.5 billion for rebuilding BART’s critical infrastructure. The 2021 Measure RR Annual Report has details on the progress that’s been made in rebuilding the BART system.