SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – In the Bay Area, holiday weekends are frequently accompanied by road closures or schedule changes to public transportation to allow for construction and routine maintenance, and the Memorial holiday weekend is no exception.

For the next two weekends some BART customers may experience delays of up to 40 minutes while BART crews shut down half of the Transbay Tube.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

One of the tube’s two tracks will be closed to perform “vital maintenance and repair work to electric cables” and some customers should expect 20-40 minute delays, according to BART.

During the work, riders who are traveling from any San Francisco or Peninsula station toward Dublin or Fremont will need to take a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train to cross the Bay.

Those passengers will need to transfer at the 12th Street station in Oakland to a special Dublin- or Fremont-bound train.

Customers traveling from Fremont or Dublin to San Francisco and the Peninsula will similarly need to transfer at the 12th Street station during the repair work.

Nighttime Friday, Saturday and Sunday, work will begin after the last train. Work will end the following morning — at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. BART will also be running on a Sunday schedule on Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

A similar schedule will be in effect the following weekend, with crews working Friday night to Saturday morning and Saturday night to Sunday afternoon.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)


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