More than 100 feet below the roiling waters of the Bay lies BART’s Transbay Tube, one of the region’s most impressive engineering feats — a path that acts as a portal for nearly 200,000 passengers travelling each day between the East Bay and San Francisco.
Tucked neatly into a protective trench on the floor of the Bay, the tube is nonetheless exposed to the elements of corrosive saltwater, and, more troubling, an occasional misplaced ship anchor. Read More
Hundreds of thousands of commuters sat mired in traffic or stood in lengthy lines for Bay Bridge bus service Thursday after a four-alarm fire in Oakland damaged nearby BART facilities, forcing an 11-hour shutdown of the train operator’s Transbay Tube. Read More
While the great Silicon Valley technology startups are typically on the other side of the bay, the fire in the transbay tube has left a temporary boom in local businesses around the transbay bus transfer stations in Oakland.
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Protesters made a clear and simple demand when they tried to shut down BART service this past summer: Disband the cops.
The raucous pleas that followed the officer-involved shooting death of Charles Hill weren’t new. BART police have been responsible for four shooting deaths in four decades, and each one has sparked widespread outrage leading to calls for the department’s dissolution. Read More
BART is experiencing a major delay Thursday evening in the Transbay Tube in the East Bay direction due to an earlier equipment problem on a train. No other information was immediately available. Read More
BART trains were briefly delayed Sunday morning following reports of a fire in the Transbay Tube, but transit officials found no evidence of such a blaze and have now resumed regular service through the tunnel.
Spokesman Linton Johnson said that a BART operator saw what he thought was a fire on the side of the trackway going to San Francisco at about 8:45 a.m. Read More
BART trains are 15 minutes behind schedule Sunday morning while transit officials investigate a report of a fire in the Transbay Tube.
A train operator reported seeing what looked like a small fire near the Embarcadero Station at about 8:45 a.m., BART spokesman Lynton Johnson said.
BART crews have not confirmed the report but are running tests and inspections to determine what happened, Johnson said. Read More
BART riders should expect delays until about 2:30 p.m. today as construction in the Transbay Tube continues.BART has shut one of the two tracks in the Transbay Tube to perform maintenance and repair work to electric cables. Construction will continue next weekend, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.The repair work means that riders who use the tube to cross the San Francisco Bay could face delays of between 20 and 40 minutes. Read More
BART riders could see delays of 20 to 40 minutes this weekend and next on some lines due to maintenance work and repairs to electrical cables that will shut down half the Transbay Tube.
Riders traveling from any San Francisco or Peninsula station toward Dublin or Fremont during the affected hours will need to take a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train to travel through the tube, BART officials said. Read More
BART trains are expected to resume regular service Monday morning after crews worked overnight to repair an electrical problem that crippled the transit system Sunday, a spokesman said. Read More