In case you haven’t heard: BART Transbay Tube closed for maintenance all weekend

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If you haven’t heard by now, BART will close the West Oakland Station and halt service in the Transbay Tube from Saturday through Monday.

The closure will allow crews to repair a critical section of track near the Transbay Tube, BART says.

To transport commuters, BART is operating bus service between 19th Street in Oakland and the temporary Transbay Terminal in downtown San Francisco. No added charges will be tacked onto the bus fare, BART says. The bus trip takes about 20 minutes, not including the walk from the bus terminal in SF to Embarcadero Station, the agency added.

Commuters can also take ferries and AC Transit to the city.

“We understand the interruption in service will be a significant inconvenience for tens of thousands of people but we simply can’t avoid making these repairs,” BART Assistant General Manager for Operations Paul Oversier said in a statement. “We need to completely rebuild one of the hardest working sections of track in the entire BART system. Once the work is finished, riders can expect a faster, smoother ride between West Oakland and Embarcadero.”

For more information, visit BART weekend closure page here.