In the event of a strike on the BART system, you may want to consider the following:
- Adjust work schedule to avoid peak hours
- Carpool (parking lot at BART station will be made available for carpooling at no cost)
- Alternative transit (expect crowded buses and ferries)
Local transit is available at all BART stations. However, because transit workers at other agencies are also unionized, the buses will stop outside the BART property to avoid crossing the picket line. Bus stops are located on nearby streets close to BART stations.
- 1 Richmond - Fremont
- 2 Concord line
- 3 Dublin/Pleasanton line
- 4 Transbay
- 5 Peninsula and SFO
- 6 San Francisco
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Richmond - Fremont
AC Transit strike has been temporarily averted. Governor Brown appointed a board to investigate the contract dispute between AC Transit and one of its unions, ending the immediate threat of a service disruption.
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Routes include: Free charter bus service would be available from Fremont Station, San Leandro and El Cerrito del Norte Station to San Francisco. The buses would only operate during peak hours (5AM - 9AM, 3PM – 7PM). Round trip ticket must be obtained in the morning to ride the trip in the afternoon.
Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains operate along the East Bay. Richmond Station and Coliseum/Oakland Airport Station are shared with BART. Amtrak provides feeder bus service from the trains in Emeryville to San Francisco. Connection to ferry is also available at the Oakland Jack London Square Station.
AirBART shuttle has been suspended for the duration of the BART strike. AC Transit continues to serve the airport.
Free charter bus service would be available from Lafayette Station, Walnut Creek Station and Concord Station to San Francisco. The buses would only operate during peak hours (5AM - 9AM, 3PM – 7PM). Round trip ticket must be obtained in the morning to ride the trip in the afternoon.
County Connection buses will stop outside of BART property in an event of a strike. Additional service may be provided.
County Connection 93X and Tri Delta Transit 201 buses provide the only transit connection between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Antioch areas served by Tri Delta Transit with Concord/Walnut Creek areas. Tri Delta Transit 200 bus goes from Pittsburg/Bay Point to Downtown Martinez where riders can transfer to Amtrak Capitol Corridor trains to Oakland or WestCAT 30Z to Hercules.
Wheels buses will stop outside of BART property in an event of a strike.
Free charter bus service would be available from Dublin/Pleasanton Station to San Francisco. The buses would only operate during peak hours (5AM - 9AM, 3PM – 7PM). Round trip ticket must be obtained in the morning to ride the trip in the afternoon.
Some ACE Trains will have timed connection with Capitol Corridor trains at Fremont/Centerville Station for connection to Oakland. ACE Trains also continue to San Jose for connection with Caltrain to San Francisco.
Free charter buses will be available from these locations to Transbay Terminal during weekday peak hours.
- Dublin/Pleasanton Station
- Fremont Station
- Hayward Station
- San Leandro Station
- Walnut Creek Station
- Lafayette Station
- Concord Station
- El Cerrito del Norte Station
- West Oakland Station
Round trip ticket must be obtained in the morning to ride the trip in the afternoon.
- Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry
- Alameda/Oakland Ferry (service from Oakland and Alameda will run separately to SF every 45 minutes during commute hours)
- Vallejo Ferry
Parking is expected to be extremely limited especially in the Jack London Square Ferry Terminal. Transit service is however available to that ferry terminal. It is also within a 10 minute walk from Amtrak's Oakland Jack London Square Station.
Special shuttle service will operate in Alameda to Main Street and Harbor Bay terminals. Valet bike parking will be available at the Main Street terminal.
AC Transit provides bus service across the Bay Bridge to Transbay Terminal. Following are routes that serve BART stations:
WestCAT Lynx from Hercules also serve Transbay Terminal. In the event of a strike, Lynx will operate throughout the day. Service on JX and JPX routes will be reduced.
SolTrans 80 will extend the route from El Cerrito del Norte to San Francisco Transbay Terminal in the event of a strike during morning and afternoon peak hours.
Because the Bay Bridge would probably be too congested, you may want to consider taking buses on the other bridges.
- Richmond - San Rafael Bridge: Golden Gate Transit 40/42 - Transfer in San Rafael to other buses to San Francisco.
- San Mateo - Hayward Bridge: AC Transit M - Transfer to Caltrain to SF at Hillsdale Station or SamTrans KX at Hillsdale and Saratoga Drive.
- Dumbarton Bridge: Dumbarton Express - Transfer to Caltrain or SamTrans KX to SF at Palo Alto Station.
Caltrain is available on the other side of the Bay and parking is available at most stations.
Peninsula and SFO
Caltrain provides service from the South Bay to San Francisco.
Bus stops at Colma and Daly City stations will be relocated off BART property. Daly City stops would be on DeLong Street. Colma stops would be at the SamTrans owned parking lot on the other side of the station. At Millbrae, El Camino buses would stay on El Camino.
SamTrans will operate a shuttle from Daly City and Colma stations to Transbay Terminal. SamTrans ECR serves all BART stations on the Peninsula except SFO and connects with Muni services on Mission Street. Muni's 14L-Mission Limited bus serves Daly City Station during weekday peak hours.
SamTrans provides regular bus service between the Peninsula and San Francisco
San Francisco International Airport
In the event of a strike, SFO will provide free shuttle between SFO and Millbrae Station, where passengers can transfer to and from Caltrain. SFO will also run free shuttle between the Airport and the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal, where passengers can transfer to ferry to Oakland and Alameda (limited service).
Shared-ride vans are available at the airport without reservation.
Muni Metro will continue to provide service under Market Street. All BART stations except 16th Street Mission and 24th Street Mission are served by one or more Muni Metro lines. Bus service is available to Downtown SF from the two stations that aren't served by Muni Metro.
16th Street Mission Station:
24th Street Mission Station: