Contra Costa County Fire Protection District firefighters are responding to a reported collision this evening in Pittsburg involving an Amtrak train and a vehicle.
Two sheriff’s deputies are being praised for helping save a driver seconds before his car was struck by a Caltrain in Sunnyvale Monday evening.
A deputy patrolling the Caltrain tracks in Sunnyvale pulled a driver to safety after his car ended up on the tracks Monday evening, seconds before a train slammed into the vehicle.
PG&E was working to restore power to customers in Walnut Creek Thursday evening after downed lines caused an outage that shut down BART service for around two hours and affected as many as 3,000 customers.
Monday’s hot weather led to delays throughout the BART system and a the closure of a station in Berkeley for several hours.
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.
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.
Caltrain is experiencing delays after a pedestrian was struck Thursday afternoon near the Santa Clara station.
A person has died on the BART tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Thursday morning, a BART spokesman said today.
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.