Starting today, BART will run a train every 15 minutes during commute hours between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point. There will be no bus bridge during the peak hours.
During off peak hours, the bus bridge will be the only option for riders. This will be the service plan while crews continue to work towards finding a solution to the electrical problem. BART successfully ran 1 train making many trips back and forth between the two stations on Sunday night and Monday.
Evening Commute Details
3pm-8pm: 1 train will make trips every 15 minutes between the two stations (The bus bridge will not run but we will have 6 buses on standby if needed)
8pm-Closing: Buses only
Morning Commute Details
4am-9am: 1 train will make trips every 15 minutes between the two stations (The bus bridge will not run but we will have 6 buses on standby if needed)
9am-3pm: Buses only
Passengers coming from Pittsburg/Bay Point will need to transfer to another train at North Concord to continue their trip towards Oakland and San Francisco.
Update on Testing
“Testing over the weekend found very short spikes of high voltage,” in the area between the two stations, said Alicia Trost, BART Spokeswoman. “The experts are providing a fresh set of eyes to the problem. Crews have been systematically identifying all possibilities and then eliminating them one by one. While long and tedious, it will help crews get closer to the problem.”
Repairing Damaged Cars
While one team focuses on finding and fixing the electrical problems, technicians in BART shops are working round the clock to repair the damaged cars as quickly as safely possible.
“The car count has improved” as crews repair more and more cars, she said.
Crews were able to repair around 30 additional cars over the weekend.