BART is ramping up its plans for overnight service during the five days and six nights when the Bay Bridge will be closed.
The agency will have 14 stations operating 24-hours a day.
The stations that will be open during the Bay Bridge shutdown are El Cerrito del Norte, Downtown Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Bay Fair, 12th Street/Oakland City Center, MacArthur, Coliseum/Oakland Airport, Dublin/Pleasanton, Daly City, 24th St. Mission, Powell, Embarcadero, San Francisco Airport.
The only exception to the 24-hour service will be between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. Tuesday when all trains must stop for required inspections and maintenance.
"It creates sort of an X-pattern through the bay so people can get where they need to go," said BART spokesman Jim Allison. "It's mainly people who are heading to work who we're trying to accomodate through this, it's a lifeline service."
The service is also designed to help travelers with early morning flights out of San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport. BART will also run longer trains with up to ten cars during the day and for weekend events including several Oakland A's games.
Ferry service from Vallejo, Alameda and Oakland will be expanded during the bridge closure, including three additional boat departures from Vallejo Thursday and Friday.
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