This Sunday, April 26 will be the first day Oakland Athletics fans will face weekend closures of Bay Area Rapid Transit tracks between Coliseum and Fruitvale stations for critical maintenance. Trains traveling from San Francisco and Richmond will terminate at Fruitvale station. BART will be providing a lifeline service bus bridge between Fruitvale and Coliseum station, but BART says to expect 30-60 minute delays for some customers. The first closures began on April 5.
Fans traveling from the Fremont, Union City, South Hayward, and Hayward stations will not have a non-stop journey to the Coliseum, but will instead have to transfer at Bay Fair station for a Coliseum bound train. Trains throughout the system will run approximately every 20 minutes, and will not keep to published schedules or timed transfers. BART has a PDF map of the modified service at its website.
BART's closure schedule coincides with the following homestands, though BART's schedule is subject to change:
|BART closure||Coliseum||Oracle Arena|
|Saturday 4/25||From 7 pm||vs. Astros at 1:05 pm (A-moji T-Shirt)||No event|
|Sunday 4/26||All day||vs. Astros at 1:05 pm (Scout Day)||No event|
|Saturday 7/18||From 7 pm||vs. Twins at 6:05 pm (Hello Kitty bobbleheads)||Kevin Hart at 7:00 pm|
|Sunday 7/19||All day||vs. Twins at 1:05 pm||No event|
|Saturday 8/1||From 7 pm||vs. Indians at 6:05 pm (Zubazpalooza)||No event|
|Sunday 8/2||All day||vs. Indians at 1:05 pm (Mike Gallego Windmill Windup Toy)||No event|
The full schedule is available in a news release from BART. The most popular A's series are not presently affected, though BART may rearrange the maintenance schedule to accommodate Golden State Warriors playoff games.