Bay Area/ San Francisco/ Transportation & Infrastructure
AI Assisted Icon
Published on May 28, 2024
BART Announces Free Bus Bridges During Track Upgrades Between 24th Street Mission and Daly CitySource: Pi.1415926535, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

BART riders looking to zip between the 24th Street Mission and Daly City stations this weekend will need to switch their train plans for bus seats. Track upgrades are taking over the rails, as announced by BART officials. According to the BART website and corroborated by KRON4, free bus bridges will be in place to ferry passengers around the construction zone on Saturday and Sunday.

As the tracks undergo a facelift, strangers should brace to potentially add an extra half-hour of travel time to their commutes. The transit authority is ripping up ancient rails to lay down fresh steel and installing new hardware to replace the vaguely venerable, to make the whole experience brighter with improved tunnel lighting. KRON4 has cited BART officials detailing the scope of improvements to enhance reliability and safety.

Moreover, Glen Park and Balboa Park stations won't be spared from the weekend's transportation overhaul. Trains will pass these stations without stopping, though the stations will remain operational for bus service. KRON4 reports that travelers gearing up for the detour should set aside additional time to navigate the adjustments.

Despite the anticipated delays, BART urges regular riders and weekend wanderers alike to use the free buses to bridge the interrupted service between the two stations. The BART advisory page marks the need to expect a linger on their weekend transit.