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In case you were going to take AC Transit in Oakland on Monday

By Chris Treadway
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012 at 11:11 pm in Albany, El Cerrito, Kensington, Richmond.

Commuters who take AC Transit to downtown Oakland should be aware of the following detours planned from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the visit by President Obama:

Bus Detours For President Obama Visit

AC Transit will temporarily re-route buses around downtown Oakland on Monday July 23rd in light of planned street closures to accommodate President Obama’s visit to the East Bay. Consequently, bus riders should expect service delays and disruptions throughout the affected area. .

In preparation for the President’s visit, please note that the following bus lines will be detoured from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. and some regular stops will not be served:

Lines 1 and 1R to Berkeley will serve regular stops on 12th Street at Broadway and on Telegraph Avenue at 24th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Lines 1 and 1R to Bay Fair BART will serve regular stops on 11th Street at Broadway and on Telegraph Avenue at West Grand Avenue (Line 1) or Telegraph Avenue at 24th Street (lines 1 and 1R), but not regular stops between those points.

Line 11 to the Dimond District will serve regular stops on Harrison Street at 21st Street and on 7th Street at Jackson Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 11 to Piedmont will serve regular stops on 8th Street at Jackson Street and on Harrison Street at Grand Avenue, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 12 to downtown Berkeley will serve regular stops on 11th Street at Clay Street and on Grand Avenue at Webster Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 12 to downtown Oakland will serve regular stops on Grand Avenue at Valdez Street and its terminal on 10th Street at Washington Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 18 to Montclair will serve regular stops on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at 25th Street and on 11th Street at Franklin Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 18 to Albany will serve regular stops on 12th Street at Broadway and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Way at 22nd Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 51A to Fruitvale BART will serve regular stops on Broadway at 25th Street and on Broadway at 9th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 51A to Rockridge BART will serve regular stops on 8th Street at Broadway and on Broadway at Grand Avenue, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 58L in both directions will serve regular stops on Grand Avenue at Perkins Street and on Broadway at 7th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Lines 72 and 72M to Oakland Amtrak will serve regular stops on San Pablo Avenue at West Street and on Broadway at 9th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Line 72R to Oakland Amtrak will serve regular stops on San Pablo Avenue at Market Street and on Broadway at 7th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

Lines 72, 72M, and 72R northbound will serve regular stops on Broadway at 9th Street (lines 72 and 72M); Broadway at 7th Street (lines 72, 72M, and 72R); and on San Pablo Avenue at West Grand Avenue, but not regular stops between those points.

Line NL in both directions will serve regular stops on Grand Avenue at Perkins Street and on West Grand Avenue at Market Street, but not regular stops between those points.

The Broadway Shuttle to Jack London Square will serve regular stops on Grand Avenue at Webster Street and on Broadway at 11th Street, but not regular stops between those points.

The Broadway Shuttle to Grand Avenue will serve regular stops on Broadway at 11th Street and its terminal on Grand Avenue at Webster Street, but not regular stops between those points.

To facilitate transfers, lines 1 and 1R to downtown Berkeley; 12 to downtown Berkeley; 18; 51A to Rockridge BART; 72, 72M, and 72R northbound; and the Broadway Shuttle to Grand Avenue will serve temporary stops on Castro Street between 12th and 17th streets.

Lines 14, 20, 26, 31, 40, and 88 will operate on their regular routes, but expect delays while traveling through downtown Oakland.

For up-to-date route information, riders are urged to phone 511 and say “AC Transit” or go online at www.actransit.org

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