As part of our 34.5KV cable system upgrade project, construction will begin to install electrical auxiliary cables and supports between MacArthur and Ashby stations and along elevated structures in north Oakland. Construction crews will create fenced enclosures to install cables, electrical switchgear and conduits in and around the station. You can expect some construction-related noise and dust, temporary reduction in available daily fee parking and bicycle parking spaces and pedestrian detours. Some trees at the northern end of the station will be removed to make way for the work. New trees will be planted after the project’s completion.
The work will begin in January 2012 and last approximately three months. Work can occur from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, with periodic night work as necessary. The 34.5KV Cable System Upgrade Project is part of the larger Earthquake Safety Program which has several construction projects underway at various locations throughout the BART system over the next five years. We expect to complete all projects by the end of 2016. As always, safety is BART’s top priority. Our aim is to strengthen BART as quickly as possible, while maintaining the reliable service you expect. Please watch for signs with safety information and other notices.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience. For information about the Earthquake Safety Program, please visit our website at www.bart.gov/earthquakesafety or call our Program Information Line at (510) 874-7425. If you need language assistance services regarding BART service, please call BART’s Transit Information Center at (510) 465-2278. Download the Passenger Bulletin (.pdf) for more information.