For example, after the 7:43 AM Daly City train leaves, the next Daly City trains leaves at 7:58 AM. Under the a short turn plan, an additional train the terminates at Montgomery will leave Dublin/Plesanton at 7:49 AM. This pattern would run throughout the AM peak commute hours.
Trains coming back to Dublin/Pleasanton will leave Daly City every 15 minutes, and an extra train to Dublin/Pleasanton, originating at Montgomery, will run in between the two trains that originate at Daly City throughout the PM peak commute hours.
Is it just me or has Bartrage been going offline quite frequently?
Commuters were greeted with the sight and smell of a steaming hot pile of homeless shit this morning at Powell as they arrived.
I simply cannot depend upon BART to get to work on time anymore unless I build in an extra 45-60 minutes for commuting to work. This is getting to the truly ridiculous stage. Trains from Pittsburg Baypoint to San Francisco are loaded past capacity. I boarded a 10 car train at Pleasant Hill on Monday that all seats were already full. The train was already loaded to a safe capacity after Walnut Creek passengers boarded. More people at Lafayette crowded on, and by the time the train reached Orinda, people were left standing on the platform.
To these two Hispanic looking gentlemen that sit near me on the 5 am train (since the past two days) -
1. You sit two seats away from each other and then proceed to talk to each other loudly so that you can hear each other.
2. One of you turns on a video on the phone and of course, you don't have head phones and of course, you have to listen to it on the speakers.
3. The other of you starts snoring and proceeds to snore all the way to San Francisco
Will trains be crowded and delayed, or can I rely on BART for a smooth and enjoyable ride?
BART would very much like to get rid of the soot covered fabric artwork at the East end of the Embarcadero Station.
This is an old video, but it's still relevant today.
Notice how she says that she made a video because BART wasn't heeding her e-mails.
BART daily station exits: 373,945
BART average fare: $3.65
373,945 x $3.65 = $1,364,899.25
If BART can't make ends meet with $1.3 million in farebox income every day (plus State & Federal subsidies) then they need to fire everybody from the top to the bottom and start over.
I think that the BART extension is a complete waste of money for VTA. They've cut soooo much local service, as well as raised taxes, just to fund it.
I board the train at the Orinda station headed for SF. Because the train just before 8:00 was only 8 cars, it was already full by the time it reached Lafayette. A few more people squeezed on, but it was packed past a safe capacity. I, along with several others on the platform, decided to wait for the next train in 5 minutes. It was only 9 cars, so it too was packed to near capacity. We all squeezed on anyway to try to get to work on time. At Rockridge, the lines to board are still ridiculously long and the people come piling in. We are all touching the people next to us now.
I was walking to the San Leandro Bart station on Friday night around 9:40 when I heard what I thought were gunshots. Suddenly, several waves of police cars converged on the station. There was also at least one ambulance. I saw police officers swarming all over the station.
The Fremont-bound train that I was on was supposed to arrive at Fremont at 11:58 PM in order to connect with the 12:04 AM VTA bus 181, which is the last bus to San Jose of the night.
Thanks to the TO stopping and going several times between South Hayward and Union City, we arrived at Fremont at 12:04 AM, just missing the bus.
Several riders complained to the station agent, so she called VTA, and they turned the bus around to pick us up, much to the dismay of the riders who were already on the bus.
Hey there BartRage,
I've been invited to take a written exam for the Transit Vehicle Mechanic position at BART and was wondering if anyone had tips, pointers, or a relative idea of what would be included in the exam. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Each Saturday, I take the Richmond-Millbrae train from Powell to Millbrae. The train is SUPPOSED to arrive at Millbrae at 4:09pm, according
to the BART "schedule". What often
happens, however, is that when we reach SF Airport station, we just SIT THERE for several minutes! The train
is not waiting for other trains to collect passengers. I know they have to change drivers, but last Saturday the new driver's voice could be heard on the intercom,