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BART closing tracks between Glen Park and Daly City this weekend for repairs

The first of seven planned weekend closures of BART between Glen Park and Daly City begins Saturday.

On Saturday and Sunday, BART will close the tracks between the two stations to make “vital repairs,” according to the agency. Those repairs include the installation of sound dampening equipment, which are steel and rubber devices clamping to what BART calls its “loudest stretches of track.”

“The rail is like a guitar string and when a train wheel passes over it, it vibrates,” BART’s Principal Track Engineer Greg Shivy said in a statement. “The damper is like your finger when placed on the guitar string — it helps stop the vibration.”

BART also plans to stop service between those two stations on other weekends in August, September and October.

Balboa Park Station will be closed along with the track closures, according to BART. All riders should expect a 20 to 40 minute delays and SFO and Millbrae passengers should expect delays of up to an hour.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will provide a free local shuttle between Glen Park, Balboa Park, and Daly City stations.

BART track closure dates

July 30-31

Aug. 13-14

Aug. 20-21

September 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend)

Sept. 17-18

Oct. 1-2

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