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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train in Berkeley, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Service Returns To Normal For Morning Commute On Pittsburg/Bay Point Line

Service was disrupted through the Tuesday evening commute after a train was taken out of service near the Pleasant Hill station, after it had a problem with a wheel component.

08/27/2014

A rare chimera redwood tree sits next to railroad tracks in Cotati. (CBS)

Rare Chimera Redwood Tree Finds New Home In Cotati

The fate of a rare redwood tree in Cotati has been decided after the SMART agency agreed on a new location near the city’s new rail station.

06/25/2014

A woman wearing headphones was killed by an Amtrak train in San Leandro Monday, despite warnings from witnesses. (CBS)

Teen Wearing Headphones Killed By Amtrak Train In San Leandro Despite Warning From Witness

An 18-year-old woman who was wearing headphones was killed Monday evening when she was struck by an Amtrak train in the vicinity of Hesperian Boulevard and Springlake Drive in San Leandro, police said.

05/19/2014

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

BART Fined By State Officials For Incident In Which Two Workers Were Killed

Cal/OSHA has fined the transit agency $210,000 for the incident, where two workers were killed on the tracks near the Walnut Creek BART station.

04/17/2014

Scene where a Caltrain hit a car on the tracks at 16th and Mississippi streets. (Ryan Takeo/CBS)

Caltrain Hits Car On Tracks In San Francisco

A Caltrain with about 200 passengers aboard struck a car on the tracks in San Francisco Thursday.

03/13/2014

Jenna Betti was killed when she was struck by a train in Martinez (Betti Family)

Hundreds Attend Funeral For Teen Killed By Train In Martinez

Dressed in pink and black, hundreds of people packed a Pleasant Hill church Friday morning to remember a 14-year-old girl who was tragically struck and killed by a train in Martinez earlier this week.

03/07/2014

A crowded BART train during rush hour on October 29, 2009. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

BART Service Between Hayward, Fremont Resumes After Death On Tracks

Service between Fremont and South Hayward Bay Area Rapid Transit stations remains shut down Wednesday morning due to an investigation of a fatal incident from late Tuesday night, BART officials said Wednesday.

03/05/2014

Police on the scene of a fatal train crash where a teen girl was killed on the tracks in Martinez. (CBS)

8th Grader’s Dropped Cellphone May Have Led To Deadly Martinez Train Wreck

A 14-year-old girl was fatally struck by a freight train traveling through Martinez Sunday evening, police said. A family friend said she ran back to get her phone and was sucked under the train as it approached.

03/03/2014

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train pulls away from the Rockridge station in Oakland.

BART Delayed After Man Falls On Orinda Tracks

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.

01/24/2014

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)

State Transit Officials Adopt New Rail Safety Rules Following BART Fatalities

The California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously adopted new rail safety regulations, less than two weeks after two Bay Area Rapid Transit workers were killed while working on the tracks.

10/31/2013

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