Bay Area Rapid Transit
Service has been restored on a BART line after crews worked through the night to repair tracks damaged by a derailed train.
A container ship heading into the Port of Oakland caused a brief scare Friday when its anchor dropped near BART’s Transbay Tube, prompting a brief stoppage of train service between San Francisco and the East Bay, authorities said.
Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were delayed on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line Friday morning after a person fell onto the tracks at the Orinda station, an agency dispatcher said.
A boy was airlifted to a hospital after he was burned outside of the Concord BART station late Wednesday night, a Contra Costa County fire dispatcher said.
A man in his 70s jumped in front of a Fremont-bound BART train in Berkeley Sunday afternoon, but survived with no visible injuries, according to a BART spokeswoman.
New BART cars sporting cleaner seats, silicone foam, “branched” handrails, quieter doors, and better AC are coming soon.
Happy New Year 2014! Now, how do you get home? Transit areas across the Bay Area are offering extended hours and even some free services to get you home safely after ringing in the new year Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Along with the new year, commuters will find fare increases for the transit agencies across the Bay Area.
BART officials say they are hopeful that negotiations with the transit agency’s two biggest labor unions Thursday and Friday will resolve a heated dispute over paid family medical leave, a spokeswoman said.
A report issued Thursday by an independent expert found that BART police have made significant progress in enacting reforms since unarmed passenger Oscar Grant III was fatally shot by police at the Fruitvale station in 2009.