Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Earthquake safety work at BART Daly City station to affect fare gates

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Earthquake safety work at BART Daly City station to affect fare gates | Railway Track & Structures

As part of BART's system-wide Earthquake Safety Program, the agency has been strengthening structures at the Daly City, Calif., station to withstand future earthquakes. Starting early February 2010, construction crews will start work inside the station. As a result, BART will close two fare gates at the south end of the station, which may result in delays during the peak morning and evening commute hours as riders pass through the remaining fare gates.

Construction Work Details:

• Description: Constructing temporary enclosures, adding steel and concrete to foundations, wrapping columns with reinforcement and protecting utility units and equipment.

• Start Date: Approximately early February 2010.

• Duration: Through fall 2010.

• Hours: Most work will occur Monday through Saturday, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., with periodic night work as necessary.

Strengthening other portions of the BART system is under way and the agency expects to complete its Earthquake Safety Program by the end of 2014.

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