Tracks

Commuters board a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New BART Delay Plagues System During Friday Afternoon Commute

Bay Area Rapid Transit trains on the Fremont to Daly City and Dublin/Pleasanton to Daly City lines were experiencing 30-minute delays in all directions due to a track switch problem for the second time Friday, according to a BART dispatcher.

05/08/2015

BART passengers on the platform at Embarcadero station in San Francisco during delays in the system, May 6, 2015. Note the message board instructions. (Nicole Jones/CBS)

BART Could See More Breakdowns On Tracks, Needs More Than $4 Billion To Upgrade Infrastructure

BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.

05/07/2015

Caltrain

Woman On Tracks Hit By Caltrain In Santa Clara

Caltrain is experiencing delays after a pedestrian was struck Thursday afternoon near the Santa Clara station.

04/16/2015

BART train, station

Person Killed On BART Tracks At San Francisco Civic Center Station

A person has died on the BART tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Thursday morning, a BART spokesman said today.

04/16/2015

Crews inspect the scene near the Walnut Creek BART station where two workers were hit and killed by a train on October 19, 2013. (CBS)

NTSB Finds Probable Cause In BART Protocol That Resulted In Track Workers’ Deaths

BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.

04/14/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Most BART Tracks 40-Years-Old, Despite Expected 25-Year Lifespan According To Federal Report

There will likely be more BART closures like the one happening this weekend near the Oakland Coliseum as the transit agency works to fix similar problems in other locations.

04/05/2015

Caltrain.  (CBS)

Caltrain Tracks Reopen Hours After Pedestrian Jumps Onto Tracks In Mountain View

The northbound tracks at a Mountain View Caltrain station have reopened more than four hours after a man was killed when he apparently jumped in front of a commuter train Tuesday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.

03/17/2015

Palo Alto High School

Students, Faculty Work To Prevent Suicides After String Of Recent Deaths

The death of a South Bay teenager on Caltrain tracks Monday morning is just the most recent in a string of suicides taking its toll on students and faculty at two Palo Alto schools.

03/09/2015

A Muni Metro train. (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency)

Man Pushed Into Oncoming Muni Train During Fight On Platform Suffers Serious Head Injury

A man was pushed in front of a moving San Francisco Muni train in the Civic Center station Sunday night, according to police.

03/08/2015

Caltrain (Lucius Kwok)

Pedestrian Hit On Caltrain Tracks In Palo Alto; 5th Bay Area Train Incident In 24 Hours

Trains are halted at the Palo Alto Caltrain Station Tuesday afternoon after a person was hit on the tracks.

02/24/2015

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