Submitted by bart_rider on Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:17am
An empty train derailed Friday night on its way back to the Concord yard. FOR SOME REASON PASSENGER TRAINS ARE ALWAYS STUCK WAITING FOR THESE ANNOYING EMPTY TRAINS GONG BACK TO CONCORD YARD. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE GIVEN PRIORITY OVER PASSENGER TRAINS. SOMETIMES WE'RE STUCK AT CONCORD YARD 5-10 minutes WAITING FOR SOME WORKER TO MOVE THEIR FUCKING TRAINS AT THE YARD. When will BART get its shit together.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:02pm
KTVU recently aired a report on a set of crossover tracks that BART built between Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek stations from 2009 to 2011. Fast forward to 2014 and the crossover tracks are still not working. According to the report BART blames computer and wiring problems for the crossover not working since according to BART they are merging "new" and "old" technology...even though this isn't the first set of crossover tracks BART has built since the system opened.
Submitted by RandySF on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:08pm
I've been noticing recently that bike riders abandoned any semblence of courtesy and take their precious climate saviors to their seats with them. Not only do they block the next seats but the aisles as well. So much for that grand experiment.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:13pm
1. Saw a woman with her scarf caught in the door as the train left the station. Operator wasn't looking.
2. Operator opened door over freeway 680 on way to walnut creek
3. Operator closed door on a woman with a baby carriage.
4. Guy taking a piss in the corner
5. Announcement that all trains were on time when they were 15 to 20 minutes late
6. Train going to Walnut Creek switched to Richmond
Never have I seen such a fucked up transit system with such a bunch of incompetent staff, police, management etc. Clusterfuck is the best description.
Submitted by TreoBART on Wed, 12/11/2013 - 12:10am
Or is BART a lot more crowded the last three weeks? I've been way further back in the parking lot than usual, and it's been standing room only on BOTH ends of my commute for the last three workdays. I don't remember the holidays affecting the commute this much in the past, but that seems to be the only explanation. Did they lose a train or something? Check under the mat, maybe there's a spare under there somewhere.