As we mentioned earlier this month, BART will cease service between Glen Park and Daly City for a host of weekends over the coming months as it works to replace and repair track. The shutdown starts tomorrow, and will seriously disrupt anyone trying to travel south of San Francisco.

The Chronicle reports that this weekend's closure is just the first of seven planned closures that will impact BART service. Riders wanting to get south of Glen Park will need to exit the station and get on a SamTrans shuttle for the 20 minute ride south. BART officials are quick to caution, however, that total travel time delays could far exceed that 20 minute shuttle ride and urge SFO-bound travelers to plan for an extra hour.

The closures are set to last all of Saturday and Sunday — so no getting up early or staying out late to avoid the construction. At present, BART plans to do the work on the following weekends (although they hasten to assure us that the dates could change):

  • July 30 & 31
  • August 13 & 14
  • August 20 & 21
  • September 3, 4, & 5 (Labor Day Weekend)
  • September 17 & 18
  • October 1 & 2
  • October 15 & 16

Fortunately, if all goes according to plan, the work should be completed before Halloween — allowing hoards of costumed drunks to commute freely between Millbrae and the city.

Oh, and just a heads up, delays won't be limited to those traveling south. "Please be aware that all travelers on our system during these shutdown weekends will experience delays," BART officials explain. "Please plan on adding extra time to your trips. We understand that this will be inconvenient for you and appreciate your patience."

Previously: Brace For BART Snarls: Shutdowns Between Glen Park And Daly City Begin This Month