Free bus service in Oakland during BART track upgrades

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Free bus service will be offered this weekend, between West Oakland and Lake Merritt BART stations and between West Oakland and 19th Street stations, while track improvements take place, according to BART.

The major track upgrades are part of improvements funded by Measure RR bond funds, BART officials said in a statement.

Trains will not run between West Oakland and Lake Merritt, and between West Oakland and 19th Street. Instead, frequent AC Transit buses will be available, with trips taking about 10-15 minutes, according to BART.

Trains in the East Bay will run at least every 20 minutes between Richmond and Warm Springs, and Antioch and Dublin. All transfers, including to the bus for service to West Oakland (to catch trains to the West Bay) should be made at the 19th Street station, BART said.

Information on transfers and the track improvements can be found at