Concord BART Station Reopens Following Train Derailment

February 23, 2014 10:29 am · 1 comment

The Concord BART Station has reopen this morning following a train derailment on Friday that damaged nearby tracks, transit officials said.

Track repairs have been completed and BART officials were busy testing rails and equipment in the area, according to an email sent this morning from BART spokesman Jim Allison.

On Friday at around 6:30 p.m., an out-of-service train was leaving the Concord station when some train wheels went off the track, BART officials said.

The derailment occurred as the train traveled over a switching mechanism known as an interlocking, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

The train operator was not injured and no passengers were on board.

Shuttle service was deployed to carry passengers east of Pleasant Hill while repairs were under way.


Bart Union February 23, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Oh, please BART union come out with a press release stating that you’re so worried about the state of the BART system and how it is not safe for the employees of BART.

THEN demand a pay increase and benefits increase

SO there is no adequate budge for BART tracks, cars and equipment maintenance because you’ve raped it by your need for immediate gratification, and not your ability to see down the line to the future 20 or 30 years and how this system might be an employer in thirty years. Just keep gouging it and it will be like the City of Detroit.

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