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Shutting down part of the system

BART has had two major unplanned service stoppages in the past few weeks, both caused by fires. The first one was between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek, and the second near Fruitvale. In each case, in addition to stopping service at/between the affected stations, they also stopped service to adjacent stations (no service between Lafayette and Concord, or Lake Merritt and San Leandro). My question is simple: Why?

Injuries from Fare Gates

I met someone recently who sustained serious injury as a result of a fare gate that had been open suddenly slamming shut on her. Has anyone else experienced injury from the gates or heard of any reported incidents? I saw a post from 2007 basically complaining of the same type of injury.

Anyone have/hear of similar occurances?

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You want what?

So there I am, it's closing time and I'm visiting an agent at the end of the line. The last train to anywhere has long gone and it's just the last two from SF on approach. I'm standing there at the booth choppin it up with the the BPD officer while he waits to sweep out passengers of the last train. Guy walks up and says he wants to go back to SF. The Agent is locking up the bathrooms so I give him the bad news. "Sorry, no more trains going back out until 4:am." I notice some form of impairment has this guy on time delay as he stares at me.

fucked up system

Bart sucks I got off their shuttle bus and was approaching the last car on the train and usually an experienced operator announces the doors are closing but not this prick he closed the doors and left making me even later to my appointment because their track repairs I think they should provide free service on their repair days for inconveniencing all the bart riders

TVM Study Guide

Hey - I have the BART TVM test coming up. This will be my second time taking it and I was hoping someone out there had some sort of study guide for it.
Thanks.

Train Operator Position

Did anyone else here apply for the train operator position last August? I was not called for the written test until January and passed. May not be called for the next phase of the selection process until April-May. Anyone know what's taking so long in the process this time around? Much slower than in the past.

Curtis E Green's picture

What are these extra lanes for? Commuter hour train layups?

I've noticed a third or center lane several places like between Castro valley and west dublin at the top of the hill and just after BayFair head south.. Are these extra lanes for emergencies? The one
near west dublin even has platforms it seems.

Layups for early morning commutes?

WSX affecting schedules in the city, and only the city?

I recently got a notice (because I've signed up for the WSX emails) saying, in part (emphasis mine):

VIOLENCE ON BART

This morning I witnessed an unprovoked attack on a lady on the Pittsburg/Baypoint line @
19th street. A crazed black woman boarded the train and began screaming insults and
death threats at the lady before striking her in the face several times. I was sitting at the
opposit end of the car and although a number of people stood up from their seats it did
not appear anyone tried to help.

Forums: 

#BARTHaiku

I just discovered the #BARTHaiku hashtag on Twitter. Pretty good stuff. My favorite so far is at https://twitter.com/andrewcrow/status/545965784380346368

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Do you think people should move out of the bike spot when a bike comes on board?

Yes, that's what the bike spot is for
71% (10 votes)
No, I paid my fare I can stand wherever I want
29% (4 votes)
Total votes: 14

Richmond Train (Orang Line) Run Towards West Oakland

Hello everyone.

I hope you're all doing well. This is my first time posting, but I have lurked around off and on for a while.

I generally support BART and look up to it as a civil, efficient, and trustworthy transit system. However, what happened yesterday is something that I consider ridiculous.

I was coming home from Hayward via the Richmond line. I knew there would be delays when I went to transfer in Downtown, but was expecting a smooth trip until that point. Well...I was wrong.

Train Operator since 2003's picture

Service Animals "The law"

Just a note on service animals.

#1 The "Rules" for service animals have changed and this is by law, not by BART.

#2 There are only two animals that are now recognized as service animals; Dogs and Mini Horses. I feel sorry for the dude with the service chicken near 16th and mission.

#3 Because of all the complaints and obvious bullshitters ALL psychiatric/Emotional support/Comfort dogs are now CONSIDERED PETS as defined by law except for... P.T.S.D. dogs.

#4 Service animals must be leashed or teathered and under the owners control.

Breathe ... Breathe in the Air

Nothing worse than standing in a packed car and having to breathe in some person's armpit with no air flowing through the car. For the sake of the species, please keep the air flowing!

Daily parking permit- bart versus Caltrain

Quick question- I have daily parking permit (costing 5.50$) for fremont bart station. Can i use them for Santa clara caltrain parking lot?

Quarter Mil Consultant

Anybody know what ever happened to the Rocket Scientist the District hired to explain the f ups of negotiations from last years>

Embarcadero cleaning

It seems that the walls in the Embarcadero station are actually <em>white</em>! Who knew? I'm glad to hear that they're finally getting a thorough cleaning. I hope this doesn't stop with Embarcadero: it'd be great to see all the other stations similarly cleaned up. And I'm glad to hear that that ugly overgrown macramé thing at the end of the platform has been dumped.

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