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Oakland BART train service suspended this weekend

AC Transit buses will fill in gaps from rail repair

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, there will be no BART rail service between West Oakland and 19th Street Station and between West Oakland and Lake Merritt Station, as BART is in the middle of an extensive track repair initiative.

According to a notice posted on the BART site earlier this week, AC Transit buses will fill in the gaps between West Oakland and closed BART stops:

AC Transit will provide free bus service between the stations. The trip should take 10-15 minutes. Trains in the East Bay will run at least every 20 minutes between Richmond and Warm Springs and Antioch and Dublin.

All transfers, including to the bus for service to West Oakland (to catch trains to the West Bay) should be made at 19th Street Station. The West Bay service to San Bruno will be every 10 minutes and to SFO/Millbrae every 20 minutes.

The repair work is the product of Measure RR, a 2016 bond measure that passed with more than 70 percent of the vote in San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa County.

The $3.5 billion Measure RR bond goes toward, among other things, “replacing and upgrading 90 miles of severely worn tracks.”

BART will reat this weekend’s buckle down job on rail replacement and the subsequent service gaps several more weekends through the end of September. The next off weekend after this one is set for September 1 through September 3 (Labor Day weekend).