Bay Area transit district embarks on maintenance complex project
California – The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) will conduct a mandatory pre-bid meeting and site tour at 10 a.m. local time December 15 for civil grading at the Hayward Maintenance Complex (HMC).
Site and civil improvements to the existing rail storage yard and to undeveloped land north of the BART rail storage rack and east of the BART mainline tracks will be made in preparation for the second phase of the project that is one of BART’s “Big 3” capital investments.
A proposed Northern Mainline Connector project is a new component of the HMC. Work will involve construction of new railroad tracks to connect a new East Side Vehicle Storage Yard to BART’s mainline track.
Construction for the Northern Mainline Connector project is anticipated to start in January 2024 and take approximately four years to complete. Construction of the Connector Project is not expected to extend the overall HMC construction schedule.
Upon completion, BART could eventually dispatch 12 trains from the east side storage tracks and use the Northern Mainline Connector to join the northbound mainline in the morning and return at the end of the operating day.
Estimated value of the civil grading contract is $20 million to $40 million.