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A 10-inch section of rail fractured and completely broke away, leaving a gap in the tracks west of Civic Center on May 6th, 2015 (PHOTO: BART)

Broken BART Track Possibly Came From Defective Metal Rail

The company that inspected a section of rail between the 16th Street and Civic Station BART stations in San Francisco that broke last week and caused a major service disruption noticed an anomaly in that area last September, a BART executive said Thursday.

05/15/2015

Amtrak Derailment on May 13, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images / Anadolu Agency)

Following Amtrak Derailment In Philadelphia, Caltrain Hopes To Have Positive Train Control System Installed By End of 2015

Caltrain officials hope to have the Positive Train Control System installed and up-and-running by the end of 2015.

05/14/2015

NTSB officials on the scene of an Amtrak derailment that killed seven people on May 12, 2015. (CBS)

Engineer Involved In Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Derailment Previously Worked At Caltrain

One day after an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing seven people, officials said the engineer who was behind the controls had previously worked on commuter rail in the Bay Area.

05/13/2015

Amtrak Accident

Amtrak Train Derails In Philadelphia, 5 People Dead, Dozens Hospitalized

An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed in Philadelphia late Tuesday, leaving at least five people dead and more than 50 more injured.

05/12/2015

The scene of a deadly Muni crash involving a child. (CBS)

Child Hit, Killed By San Francisco Muni Train in Outer Mission Neighborhood

A child was hit and killed by a San Francisco Municipal Transit light rail vehicle in the Outer Mission District Tuesday.

05/12/2015

A bike rider at the San Carlos Caltrain station on July 15, 2014. (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Bike-Bump Form Helps Cyclists Plan Caltrain Trips; Feeds Transit Agency Useful Data

Bicyclists looking for room on Caltrain will have a new online tool to help them anticipate when and where to board the train.

05/04/2015

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

Man Expected To Survive After Being Shot In Face Aboard San Francisco Muni Train

A man who was shot in the face on board a San Francisco Municipal Railway light-rail train in the city’s Bayview District Monday afternoon was expected to survive his injuries, police said Wednesday.

04/29/2015

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Smoky BART Train At San Francisco’s 16th Street Station Prompts Evacuation, Major Delays

BART service is recovering Monday morning after a mechanical problem on a train caused smoke to fill the 16th Street Mission station platform.

04/27/2015

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

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