Why do some trains stop so suddenly and violently causing passengers to fall over (even passengers holding on while standing)? This seems like another medical emergency waiting to happen. I was standing on a train for Pitts/Bay yesterday around 5:30 p.m. when the train stopped so suddenly and violently (numerous times) between WOAK and MAC that even passengers holding on while standing fell over.
Hey guys I have been invited to take the part time train operator exam this Saturday july 21, 2012. Bart sais that the train operator exam will test applicants knowledge in the following areas,
1. Problem Solving
2. Read Comprehension
3. Customer Relations
and that applicants pass with 75 percent or better.
1.Does anybody know how many questions are on the test ?
2.Does anybody know what type of questions are on the test ?
3.Is there a study guide ?
Please Please help, I really want to pass this test.
I had a harrowing experience last night at the Embarcadero Bart station. My family (including 3 small childern) and I caught BART at the Embarcadero station after watching the fireworks on the pier. The underground platform was so overcrowded that the people coming down the escalator literally had no place to go. There was a panic stricken female BART employee who was working there all alone. I asked her (along with many other people) to turn off the down escalator to prevent more people from coming down to an already dangerously overcrowded platform.
What does this mean?
I frequently hear on the radio the Train Operators reporting "Double Dash" on their cab display. Central takes in the message and issues an instruction something like "Run Manual on the XX-Track to XX."
I'm assuming a Double-Dash report means the Train lost its automatic speed code?
What does Run Manual mean? Does that mean they are limited to 25 mph? By running manual, does it mean that Central would be able to issue an ATO code sometime down the line when the system resets?
West Dublin BART station - Dublin garage - 7:39 AM this morning. A BART cop in a BART police car starts working his way up the parking garage . . very slowly . . . I mean really slowly . . perhaps 1 mph. Before he gets to Level 2, a good 3-4 cars are lined up behind him. Can't pass him (even if you could, nobody in their right mind passes a cop). He gets to Level 3; maybe he'll park in one of the a spots reserved for BART police or station agents. Nope. He keeps heading up to level 4, and now 6-7 cars are backed up.
Just curious what the training process is like. How long does it last and do they take u out to a station, or is most of the training done in a classroom? are there multiple tests along the way?
When BART works as it should it is great! Take for instance coasting quickly and smoothly between Orinda and Lafayette heading towards Pitts/Bay. If this happens, you will see that the train is going faster than traffic on highway 24 during the evening commute. I experienced this pleasant moment twice last month during my daily commute home. It was great!
My daughter will be going to summercamp in Lafayette next week. I can't drop her off before 8:45am, so I assume parking will be long gone by the time I get to Lafayette BART (camp is not walking distance to the station). Are there any parking options for me at that time of day, other than having to drive my car to work? Thanks for your assistance.
Just curious...are the wayside radio beacons and train mounted receivers installed for the AATC project currently in use for train control? I've noticed that some of the receiver antennas on top of the trains have been upgraded with a new, sleeker style, so I take it they are in use for something. Also, I noticed recently that there is no wayside equipment that I could see south of Daly City and on the L line. Was this equipment omitted because it wasn't deemed necessary at the time or was it to be added in a later phase that was cancelled?
There is a station closure at West Oakland. There is no service from Oakland to San Francisco and from San Francisco to the East Bay. Please seek alternate means of transportation.
Hi there! This is my first post on Bart Rage. I have a basic question. If I did not make it into the initial hiring but made it into the pool, what are my chances of being called in the next 12 months? If they do pick from the pool, is it based on score ranking order? Thanks in advance.
Did BART post the detailed specs for the new train cars anywhere? Specifically, will the new train doors be more tolerant of people who squeeze through them while closing? T.O.'s often respond to these folks by reminding everyone that it might break the door and take the train out of service. Hoping that's not a problem with the new cars.
BART Train Operator (Part time)
Pay Rate : Step 1 - $28.24 to Step 4 - $33.22
Posted Date: June 6, 2012
THIS POSITION WILL CLOSE UPON RECEIPT OF 3000 APPLICATIONS OR ON JUNE 13, 2012, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. ONLY THE FIRST 3000 APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
This announcement will be used to establish a pool of eligible outside candidates for vacancies occurring within the next eighteen (18) months.
This thing has been down for about 5 months. Montgomery -- arguably one of the busiest rush hour stops on the entire line. It is assumed Bart is missing some obscure yet vital mechanical piece to restore service. I bet a full-grown elephant could have been shipped to a tiny village in Nepal in less than half that time. Bart you are a f@cking joke -- no wait, strike that. Bart RoCkS!!
This morning riders at Bayfair were once again subjected to the loud rantings
of a bible-carrying black man walking up and down the platform shouting "Ya-SHO-Ah,
Ya-SHO-Ah is KING!" at the top of his lungs. He got on the Richmond bound train
and continued his bellowings until the train was halted @ 12th st and 2 BART
police entered the car where he was riding. I thought they were going to remove
him but, amazingly, they seemed to know him and were looking for someone else.
This guy has been around for a few months now and works himself up into a lather