Used to be you could show up pretty much anytime and there was plenty of parking. Now if you come after 9am, pretty much every spot is taken. What's the deal here? Are they repaving the lots at some nearby station?
Delay Because of Police Investigation of Man on Tracks Between Concord and North Concord BART StationsSubmitted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/04/2006 - 6:06pm
Does anyone know if there was really a man on the BART tracks last night about 5:30 p.m.? Service was terminating at Concord last night and passengers were told to go take the regular bus service out to Pittsburg-Bay Point which I didn't know even existed from Concord BART.
It was never announced whether police caught the man or what the outcome was. Finally, a train was allowed to head back to Daly City from Concord. Don't know what happened to trains trying to get to Concord from North Concord.
It is a shame that one idiot like that can really disrupt service. BART should have el
There was another ill patron on my car at 16th St/Mission on Thursday, the day before this medical emergency. Elderly woman fainted right in front of me while standing in a packed car during the morning rush hour (with her age, she shouldn't have been forced to stand in the first place). It was great to see fellow Bart riders cooperating and helping out, with a couple people helping me lift her out onto the platform, someone checking her vital signs, a few blocking the doors, and another informing the operator of the situation (who was insistently yelling on the PA system to let the doors close). However, it was ridiculous to see other passengers (namely non-English speaking elderly Chinese women) rushing onto the overcrowded Bart train to immediately take the room vacated by the elderly person and the people helping her off of the train WHILE we were struggling to get her off the train through the crowd. USE COMMON SENSE...DON'T SQUEEZE ONTO A TRAIN (esp when there is an obvious emergency occurring)
what was this medical emergency crap? was this a jumper again? thanks for making us late. End of the week and you just have to jump...damn you.
I am going to generalize here because in my years of riding I have noticed something. You all do not give up your seats to old folks and people with disabilities. So here is etiquette lesson 101 in a nutshell: If you see a senior or disabled person enter the train, give up your seat. Being a white woman does NOT give you a free pass.
Jesus Christ I'm in love with my monthly parking pass. Maybe living in LA and SF has made me a bit too fired up about parking privileges. I love to zip past all the losers trolling for the $1 spots like half a mile from the station and pull up and park right in fucking front of the goddamn platform.
Same story on the way home. Just a few steps off the platform and I'm burning fossil fuels.
Has anyone who commutes during the regular rush hour notice that Bart has been delayed for various reasons lately? I noticed that it's been more common to have the trains late so it's very difficult to ever predict the times that are normally posted. I'm not getting bent out of shape about it but just curious if others notice it?
I commute from Fruitvale to Embarcadero and back.
Someone sent me this video from a BART passenger... While it is not the real Queen Latifah (I am very familar with my chocolate goddess), this is funnier than anything I've seen or heard in a few weeks:
Enjoy Fellow BartRagers
Last week the line dividing Fee and Permit parking at Orinda was relocated to provide approximately 120 more fee parking spaces.
This morning there were approximately 35 fee spaces left at 9AM.
When I came up out of embarcadero BART; I could smell all this smoke. Turned around and could see alot of thick smoke on market by the Hyatt Regency and it was spreading fast. The SFFD was not even there yet. There has been nothing about this in the news? Does anyone know anything about this fire. Were there any BART delays because of it? I felt lucky I did not get caught in it. Seemed like a lot of time went by before the Fire Department arrived to the scene.
well, end of my daily grind in the office. pray the trains are moving well. big date tonight!
I slipped on bird poop on the stairs at BART and broke my foot. This was in March and I am still dealing with the injury. I have had to have two operations including pins in my foot. I just found out that I might possibly need a third operation.
The reason I slipped was because the poop had built up over a period of time because the stations were not being cleaned. The birds at this particular station nest in the light cans above the stairwells going down to the platform and along the underside of the edges of the platform. In early spring the station is loaded with poop. I have since learned that there was not enough janitorial staff to keep all of the stations clean.
I've managed to get into the EZ Rider pilot program, and am pleased with it.
This is a smart card that is auto-loaded with value from your credit card and only requires
being placed on the sensor pad on top of the fare gate for entry and exit.
I am aware that this means that I personally can be tracked on BART, and that this is not cutting edge technology, but it certainly is convenient. I also have an Oyster card, and have used that a fair amount.
System power to transbay is back up but there are delays throghout the system. I just waited for 25 minutes at Dublin Station. Just a heads up to you riders.
My boyfriend is a train operator who recently took some flyers with him to work in order to help raise funds for the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk held in San Francisco over the weekend. I want to thank him for his love and support, and I would like to personally thank all who contributed from the bottom of my heart. It is very much appreciated and wish I could give y'all big hugs!! Thank you :)