BART Transbay Tube Closure: August 1-2 and September 5-7

Current as of: July 31, 2015 12:06 PM


BART will not provide transbay train service between the East Bay and the Embarcadero Station during the weekends of August 1-2 and 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 will also be closed during the maintenance work, and two East Bay lines will be reconfigured, allowing direct access between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Dublin/Pleasanton.


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


Check back at alert.511.org for updates on travel alternatives and other service changes. 

Regular and Special Transit Services During the Transbay Tube Closures


BART Bus Bridge

During both weekend closures, 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 a 1-2 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 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 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 closures.  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