This morning during the AM peak, one escalator at 12th Street was shut down for cleaning. I appreciate the cleaning but does this have to be done during the commute? Why can't this be done midday?
On another morning, again during the AM peak, I came up the escalator at Civic Center and got a face full of water spray imbued with piss, puke and gawd knows what all from the BART cleaners who were power cleaning the area around the escalators and spraying passengers as they came up the escalators. I chewed the guy(s) out. Does anyone in BART maintenance consider the passengers? Does this really have to be done during the peak periods?
Okay so my beloved vehicle was stolen from the Ashby BART station last Thursday. Within 30 seconds of discovering this, the BART police rolled up to greet me and help me file a report.
This drives me nuts. Seriously, having to pay $1 a day and there's not even security cameras or an officer that will do a walk around every half hour to at least give the feeling that the lots are being watched.
by Tanya Schevitz
(01-21) 22:30 PST -- A 48-year-old man died after being run over by a BART train at the Pittsburg/Bay Point station Sunday, authorities said.
A Contra Costa County Coroner's spokesperson said the man's identity was being withheld pending notification of family. The spokesperson said it wasn't immediately clear whether the case was a suicide.
The man was run over by a four car train coming from San Francisco into the Pittsburg station on platform two at 5:22 p.m., said BART spokesman Linton Johnson.
As is routine with such cases, BART placed the train operator on administrative leave and ordered drug testing.
The new 5 level structure is filled up by 7am and then the outdoor parking lot is now handled by an outside vendor. Starting Feb 1 it will be raised from $2 to $3
when is this going to stop? I heard West Oakland is already at $5
why does it cost the riders money to park when for the last 20 years BART ran just fine with our fares?
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There were police everywhere, someones shoes, bloody clothes, a damaged car, markers all over the ground in a cordoned off area at the back of the station parking lot area. No news about it in newspaper or TV.
As a commuter everyday on BART, it's a matter if time before these criminals kills one of us. Hence the name, Schleprock.
Has anyone been on the 8-ish SF-bound morning train where the female operator will bark at the passengers trying to onboard her crowded train? "THIS IS NOT THE MEAT TRAIN!! There is another train in two minutes. I repeat, THIS IS NOT THE MEAT TRAIN!!"
She gets pretty pissy if you insist on getting on. It's kind of creepy.
Does anyone know roughly how many permit spots there are at the Fruitvale or Lake Merritt stations? Which one would I have a better shot at by joining the waitlist? Also, how late can I get to the Fruitvale station and still get a daily fee parking spot?
The train operator weeknights along the Bay Point/Concord is excellent. She always sounds positive and courteous. For example:
"Gooooooood evening! Welcome aboard the Pittsburg train! All aboard!"
She calls out the train as "Pittsburg Bayyyyy Point" and usually manages to bring a smile to even the most serious of commuters. A+!
i am new to bart and the bay area. i will be travelling from oakland airport to union city around 11.30 pm. Is it safe ??
shall i take a cab ?
will there be lot of people travelling at that time or just few?
i am a girl, 20 yrs of age and i am travelling alone.
I will use the Transbay bus again. BART is so unreliable and a 20min delay is quite long, esp if you are stuck in a tunnell. Not fun. Can you get fare refund for severe service disruptions?
This morning at 7 am there was a stopped train going n. bound
at Coliseum station. A Daly City or Millbrae train, and there was a
switching problem that held it up. Doors wide open very cold.
The operator explained that the train was held up and to think
about other ways to get to destinations.
Then he said that -more bad news he had to go back. meaning
back to Dublin. As people waited on theplatform some went outside
I think a train eventually came to go north but I don't know.
I caught a train from Fruitvale at 8:15 and the trains were running
on tracks opposite from normal and slowly going through switch just north
Yesterday, I was at North Concord BART station. There was a guy in a small red truck by the dumpster. I could tell he had his pants down. As I parked, he got up from the passenger seat pulled his pants up and took off in hurry. Not a minute later, BART Police cruises the lot. I disappointed, they didn't catch this guy with his pants down doing whatever it was he was doing in his passenger seat. They need to get rid of the dumpster in that parking lot. At about 12:30 a.m., when they think BART is closed, people start parking behind there.
Has anyone else noticed that BART trains used to look so nice coming down the tracks. They looked like a silver bullet coming down the tracks. Now they look like they are rusty or dirty and it's not just being dirty. I have seen them coming out of the Wash at Daily city this is more than just dirt.