OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Beginning on Monday, BART service will start an hour later for a massive project that will seismically retrofit the Transbay Tube over the next five years.
Instead of giving the roughly 2,900 riders a ride at 4 a.m., the trains will start running at 5 a.m., BART said.
To help those commuters out, BART is launching a bus service, called the Early Bird Express. There will be 14 new bus lines running between 3:50 a.m. and 5:30 a.m.
The retrofit and service change will last until at least 2023. Last year, BART awarded a $313-million contract to Shimmick Construction and California Engineering Contractors Inc. to shore up the outer shell and concrete liner of the Transbay Tube.