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BART derailment, March 13, 2011 9:20am Concord
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George_Harris
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BART derailment, March 13, 2011 9:20am Concord
 
« on: Mar 14th, 2011, 3:03am »
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At 9:20 this morning a 10 car BART train derailed going through a crossover on the inbound end of the Concord Station which is the second station in from the outer end of the Pittsburg-Bay Point Line.  Given that this was early Sunday morning and the second from end of the line, it was lightly loaded, quoted as being about 65 people.   Train was inbound toward San Francisco.
 
One article:  
www.sfexaminer.com/local/transportation/2011/03/update-bart-derailment-concord-causes-major-delays-minor-injuries-repor
 
The picture with the article is not at the site.  It is, as stated, a file photo.  It is in one of the underground stations on Market Street.  The accident location is in the open air, generally on fill.
 
The TV news report, with an aerial view at the beginning:
abclocal.com/kgo/story?section=resources/traffic&id=8010868
 
Based on this visual, only the last three cars derailed.  The train, which was westbound, was in the process of going from the normal westbound main to the normal eastbound main.  It appears that back end of the eighth car / front end of the ninth car derailed at the diamond in the middle of the crossovers.  The why?  I will not guess.  
 
As of 11:00 pm tonight the site is still not cleared.  I am certain that there will be a fairly thorough investigation.  I am equally certain that a lot of people will pontificate at length presenting authoritative sounding pronouncements that will be somewhere between partly and completely wrong.  
 
At this point it appears that the site will not be cleared and the track back in service in time for the morning rush hour.


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Re: BART derailment, March 13, 2011 9:20am Concord
 
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25th, 2011, 1:37pm »
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That's interesting, George. And when DID they get the line opened back up?

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