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5/5/2020



Rail News: Maintenance Of Way

BART starts track replacement project


Preliminary work is underway to replace critical track components that in many cases date back to 1973.
Photo – BART Facebook

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) this weekend will begin a track replacement project near its station in Orinda, California.

Preliminary work is already underway on the effort to replace critical track components that in many cases date back to when BART first started service on its Contra Costa line in 1973, BART officials said in a press release.

Scope of the work includes replacing four track switches, installing about 3,000 feet of rail, replacing about 300 wood ties with concrete ties, and replacing 600 to 800 tons of ballast. 

The work will require five weekend shutdowns between the Lafayette and Rockridge stations in May, June and July. Buses will replace trains during those periods.  

 



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