BART begins replacing 50-year-old track at Richmond Station

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has begun a project to replace track components at the agency’s Richmond Station. Replacement of an interlocking is the focus of the project. As most readers know, an interlocking is a section of track that functions like an intersection for cars by allowing trains to safely move from one line to the other. BART has replaced interlockings at five other stations.

Voters in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties approved a $3.5 billion bond measure in 2016 that is funding the work. The goal is to rebuild BART to make the system safer and more reliable.

Service shutdowns around Richmond Station will occur over five weekends, the first of which was this past weekend, January 16-18. The remaining weekends are January 30-31, February 13-15, February 27-28, and March 13-14.

You can learn more about the project on BART’s Frequently Asked Questions and Fact Sheet pages.

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