UPDATE: Regular BART Service Expected to Resume Sunday Morning Following Concord Derailment

February 22, 2014 19:15 pm · 9 comments

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BART tracks that were damaged when a train derailed in Concord on Friday evening are expected to be repaired by Sunday morning, a BART spokesman said today.

Regular BART service is expected to be fully restored to the Concord, North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations by 8 a.m. on Sunday, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

Cranes hoisted the four cars involved in the derailment off of the elevated BART tracks in Concord and crews repairing two sections of mainline tracks and a damaged third rail, Allison said.

Cables and other parts of the trackway damaged by the derailment will be replaced and an inspection of the rails for safety will be conducted, the spokesman said.

Allison said the trackway sustained “significant” damage in the derailment, which happened as an out-of-service train was leaving the Concord station around 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

No conductors were injured in the derailment and no passengers were on board at the time.

BART officials continue to investigate what caused the derailment, which agency spokeswoman Alicia Trost said happened as the train traveled over a switching mechanism known as an interlocking.

BART is continuing to run shuttle bus service between the Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations as well as a shuttle train between the Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord stations.

Those planning to take BART from Contra Costa County toward San Francisco this evening are encouraged to take trains to and from the Pleasant Hill station to avoid significant delays.

BART employees will be on hand at each of the four affected stations to answer travelers’ questions today, Allison said.

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photo credit: William Lee Walhovd

 

{ 9 comments }

1 Anon February 22, 2014 at 8:13 PM

That will teach all of you for NOT supporting the fat, lazy, greedy, angry, mean BART workers (union).

2 Anon February 22, 2014 at 8:32 PM

“No conductors were injured in the derailment”.
What’s a Conductor? Do they walk through the train and check tickets?

3 J. February 22, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Did BART use U-Ship to get bids for the train transport?

4 tEd February 22, 2014 at 10:04 PM

ANYTHING to stop seeing these BART posts on Claycord. This is getting old. It happened; get over it.
“Buckwheat is dead.”

5 Elwood February 22, 2014 at 10:55 PM

After they get this mess cleaned up, BART is going to concentrate on their side business of arranging one car funerals.

6 The Authority February 23, 2014 at 3:00 AM

No conductors have ever been hurt at BART. BART does not have conductors.

7 California Nightmare February 23, 2014 at 5:57 AM

What exactly is “regular BART service”?

Greedy government unions have taken money away from basic maintenance needs. We are becoming a third world state – not because of hard working immigrants but because of lazy, greedy, and ineffectual union leaders and their puppets (Desaulnier and Bonilla) leading the Democrat party in Sacramento.

8 ConcordDad February 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Can we stop talking about BART now!! BART updates and Blogs are getting old!! It’s time this turned back into Claycord.com and not BART.com. Id rather start talking about when the new olive gardens going to be built.

9 Just a KId February 23, 2014 at 1:13 PM

I like BART, Olive Garden, Claycord, and people. And the Mayor too!

Oh, I love school too! I get good grades. And I like all my friends. And love ma nimals.

My Mom and Dad said I can blog on Claycord as long as I’m nice, positive and respectful. They trust Claycord.

I wonder if my Mom and Dad are reading this….LOL!

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