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BART kicks off station modernization project

In the coming months, BART crews will begin renovation work at 19th Street/Oakland Station.
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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) crews last month began early construction at 19th Street/Oakland Station in Oakland, California, in preparation for a major station modernization project.

On Jan. 25, crews constructed secure equipment storage areas at the station. In the coming months, crews will begin to renovate restrooms, install LED lighting, expand the fare area, install an elevator, repair tile and expand interior bike parking, BART officials said in a press release.

The improvements are funded by agency, state and federal funds.

Meanwhile, BART yesterday announced that it will adjust its train schedule starting Feb. 10 to improve service. 

Major service changes include the return of two-line service into San Francisco on Sundays; earlier weekend train service for many riders; increased peak service at the Concord Station in the mornings and evenings; and later evening direct service from San Francisco into Warm Springs. 

BART will also add 10 of its newest Bombardier Transportation rail cars to its Saturday service. Two trains each will run on the Yellow, Blue and Red lines, while four trains will run on the Green line.

For a detailed schedule, click here.