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

Current as of: June 24, 2015 10:50AM

BART will not provide transbay train service between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations 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. In addition, the West Oakland BART Station will be closed during the maintenance work. 

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

Check back at 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)

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 continue to offer ferry service between San Francisco and its Eastbay terminals.  Click here for an interactive route map and services schedules. 

SF Bay Ferry Terminal and Route Map

Plan Your Transit Trip

The 511 Transit page provides comprehensive information about transit options in the Bay Area, including trip-planning, schedules, maps, and fare information. If you are on the go, you can use the mobile Transit Trip Planner at or the free 511 SF Bay Transit app for iPhone or Android.

If you would like to find out which operators serve your area, use the Nearby Stops and Routes tool in the 511 Transit Trip Planner and enter your location's address, intersection, or landmark along with the city name.

Prepare Your Clipper Card

Clipper customers, please note that your BART High Value Discount (HVD) tickets can only be used on BART. We recommend that you add cash value to your Clipper card so you are prepared to take an alternative transit service. For more information about how to add value and use Clipper on different services, visit