Labor Day Weekend BART Transbay Tube Closure

Current as of: September 5, 2015 1:15 AM

BART is not providing transbay train service between the East Bay and the Embarcadero Station during the three-day Labor Day weekend, September 5-7, in order to perform critical maintenance work near the Transbay Tube.


The West Oakland BART Station is also closed during the maintenance work, and two East Bay lines have been reconfigured to allow direct access between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Dublin/Pleasanton.

Please plan ahead, use alternate forms of transportation, and avoid unnecessary transbay trips. 

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Regular and Special Transit Services During the Labor Day Weekend Transbay Tube Closure

BART Bus Bridge

During the Labor Day weekend closure, BART will operate a bus bridge between 19th Street Station in Downtown Oakland and the Transbay Temporary Terminal in San Francisco. The bus bridge, offered at no cost to riders, will operate in both directions. However, BART advises that the bus bridge should only be used by those who have no other transportation options, and transbay riders using the service may experience up to an hour delay in their trip. 

Modified BART Service During Transbay Tube Closure Map (PDF)

Moving Between the Temporary Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero Station 

Passengers in San Francisco continuing their eastbound and westbound trips can either take Muni or walk the two blocks between the Transbay Temporary Terminal and the Embarcadero Station. 


Taking Muni: Muni will provide free service on routes 5, 7, 38, and 38R between the Transbay Temporary Terminal and the Embarcadero Station.  Click here for more information on taking Muni during the Labor Day weekend closure.



Walking: Walk two blocks, on Beale Street or Main Street, until you reach Market Street for the Embarcadero Station, or Howard Street for the Temporary Transbay Terminal.


To help navigate, BART created two quick videos demonstrating the walk between the Transbay Temporary Terminal and Embarcadero Station, which you can view below:

From: Embarcadero Station
To: Temporary Transbay Terminal

From: Temporary Transbay Terminal
To: Embarcadero Station

Click here for more information on moving between Embarcadero and the Temporary Transbay Terminal.

East Bay BART Line Configuration Changes

Two East Bay lines will be reconfigured, allowing direct access between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Dublin/Pleasanton.  Click here for more information on traveling in the East Bay during the transbay closure.  For tips on understanding Destination Signs at East Bay BART stations during the Labor Day weekend transbay closure, click here

Modified BART Service During Transbay Tube Closure Map (PDF)

AC Transit Transbay Bus Service

AC Transit will continue to provide transbay bus serviceClick here to find a transbay bus near you. 

Overview of AC Transit Transbay Service (PDF)

SF Bay Ferry Service

SF Bay Ferry will provide additional service on its Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco and Vallejo/San Francisco routes during the BART Labor Day weekend closure.  Ferry riders are encouraged to arrive early and to have alternative back-up plans as it is unknown what the rider volume will be.  Click here for an interactive route map and services schedules. 

SF Bay Ferry Terminal and Route Map