Pending BART Strike: Have a Plan (2013) – 511 Contra Costa

Pending BART Strike: Have a Plan (2013)

Photo credit: Cathy Huang
Photo credit: Cathy Huang

BART workers may strike as early as Sunday, October 13th. Here is a comprehensive guide from multiple transit agencies and general information for getting around if there is another BART strike.

  • Up to date information about the pending BART strike can be found at KQED
  • Up to date traffic and transit info at 511 Alert

BART has put together a contingency plan for their limited shuttle buses departing from the following nine stations:

  • El Cerrito del Norte
  • West Oakland
  • Concord
  • Walnut Creek
  • Lafayette
  • Dublin/Pleasanton
  • San Leandro
  • Hayward
  • Fremont

The buses will go directly into San Francisco from 5 am to 8 am and back from a stop near the San Francisco Transbay Terminal (loading zone located at Howard Street between Fremont Street and Beale Street) from 3 PM to 7 PM. Weekend shuttle service will also be available in the event of a strike at the same nine stations listed above. Shuttles will run on Saturday from 6am-9am and 3pm-6pm, and on Sunday from 8am-11am and 3pm-6pm. For more detailed information please visit BART’s webpage.


The County Connection will operate in conjunction with the BART shuttle service.
AM Shuttle

  • Departures from Concord BART to Downtown Oakland – 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15.

PM shuttle

  • Departures from Walnut Creek BART to Downtown Oakland – 4:15 and 6:15 PM
  • Downtown Oakland to Concord BART – 5:15, 6:15, and 7:15 PM
  • Downtown Oakland to Walnut Creek BART – 6:15, and 7:15

Riders are  urged to confirm the number of buses, and departure times each evening after 6:30pm here.
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WESTCAT WestCAT will set up temporary bus stops on Kearny Street outside of the El Cerrito del Norte BART station.

  • WestCAT will make no changes to the JL and JR routes. Subject to traffic delays we will operate this service unaffected.
  • WestCAT will not operate any JX service during the strike. All riders wishing to travel to El Cerrito del Norte BART should use the JPX or J (JL/JR) services.
  • WestCAT local routes will operate without change. WestCAT will operate additional trips on the Martinez link 30Z. These trips will extend service to 8 p.m.
  • BART issued bus tickets will also be honored. Parking at HTC will be free. HTC parking permit holders will be reimbursed for their parking during the strike.

Transbay Service – During the stoppage Lynx routes will operate per the regular service schedule throughout the day. In addition, WestCAT will operate all JPX routes to and from San Francisco.  The last vehicle leaving San Francisco in the evening will depart the Transbay Terminal at approximately 8 p.m.
Find out where to catch your bus on Kearny Street here


AC Transit will run regular service to San Francisco in the event of a strike, supplementing transbay lines to San Francisco with extra service when possible.
Note: AC Transit bus stops located inside BART stations will be moved outside BART property if BART strikes. BART station information sheets contain maps of the alternative locations, as well as information on transit alternatives to BART from each station.
Read more about AC Transit options for commuting to San Francisco.

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