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BART service will begin at 5 a.m. starting Monday

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - BART will start operating an hour later on the weekdays to allow extra time for the seismic retrofit of the Transbay Tube. 

Starting Monday, service will begin at 5 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. The new schedule change will last for the duration of the 3.5-year-long project. 

To accommodate the 2,900 riders impacted by the new schedule, BART is rolling out an alternative bus service plan called the "Early Bird Express."

The new plan will establish 15 new bus lines to run between 3:50 am and 5:30 am in both directions between stops.

There will be 7 transbay routes, 5 East Bay routes, 2 San Francisco/Peninsula routes and a Contra Costa County route.

The bus network will serve 21 BART stations and the Temporary Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

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