BART: Track replacement project ongoing near Richmond Station

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BART has begun work on replacing nearly 50-year-old trackway components next to Richmond Station, a project that will lead to track closures at the station for four weekends in January and February, the transit agency said.

“The shutdown weekends will be January 16-18, January 30-31, February 13-15, and February 27-28,” the transit agency said.

Riders can avoid construction impacts by going directly to El Cerrito del Norte instead of Richmond Station. AC Transit will also provide free bus rides between Richmond and El Cerrito del Norte on shutdown weekends.

During these shutdown periods, neighbors and nearby businesses will experience construction noise, as well as construction lighting at night.

BART said it has successfully completed similar track replacement projects in Oakland, Concord, Lafayette, Orinda, and Hayward.

The project is funded by Measure RR, a $3.5 billion voter-approved bond measure to make the system safer and more reliable.

For more information, visit BART’s Frequently Asked Questions page.