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Bay Rapid Transit


and origin

Main article: of the Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bay Area Rapid area of the transit system today was serviced by the tram system and the of trains called key commuter This system twentieth was once a trans-bay traffic the lower deck of Bay Bridge. The half of the Decade 1950 the system had been dismantled in of bus trips and highway car use — the explosive growth of the construction of the

A new rapid transit system has proposed to take the place of the key to the during the late 1940s, and planning for which began in the 1950. Some funds been obtained for the BART in 1959, and construction began a later. The passenger rail began in some sections of in September 1972.

BART’s new was welcomed by some authorities as a step forward in technology

However, questions arise the safety BART system and the expense required to build the system. Praise for the new transport has not been unanimous at first


The gross annual income

$ 233.65 million


U.S. $ 581.81 million

profits (losses)

(300 dollars)

Passenger train cost / (It excludes capital

0323 USD

A recent study that, with some in the Bay Area, some Bart structures could be severely and could collapse if a major which is predicted to be highly occur in the Bay Area during the 30 years. Extensive seismic will necessary to examine of these weaknesses, but one in particular, the of the area of the Hayward Fault in the Hills tunnel, will the correction after a catastrophic with consequences rail its agents and its passengers left to

In May 2004, BART became the transit for the first time in the to offer mobile communications for of all mobile operators in its metro This is in contrast with systems in the United States, having cellular phone it makes it easier for passengers to all telecom operators Cell.

The was made available to customers of Wireless, Sprint / Nextel, AT T and T-Mobile and between the four in San Francisco Market Street to the Center Embarcadero. In 2005 the was made available between Park and Mission San 16. In July the fifth mobile phone from the Bay Area, MetroPCS, was

In December 2009, the service was to include the Transbay tube, cell phone coverage between West Oakland and Park. The service is expected to add to the of Oakland, Berkeley and the Berkeley tunnel at the end of the third quarter of Coverage must be added of San Francisco and San Bruno in 2011.

The aim is to mobile cellular service and continues throughout the system

As of February 20, 2007 BART to allow logon beta Internet access for passengers in the system. At first included stations in downtown San Francisco Montgomery, Powell and Civic In To date, more than customers use the service. Tests and the also includes more a test train for the test Hayward Bart. Testing and was extended in the interconnection metro between the four stations in and beyond.

The successful demonstration provided for a 10-year contract WiFi Rail, Inc. around the BART right of way

During the month of May 2008 and 2008, the WiFi service has expanded to include the Transbay and now waits for cars BART to the equipment necessary to receive access network.

From mid-1990s, sought to modernize its 30 years. The rehabilitation of the fleet the falls as part of this today the fire alarm irrigation water, tactile yellow, spring, and tiles cement-carpet being installed. Raw tiles on the edge of the platform the location of the door to board allowing passengers to wait in the place for the train, instead of until the train gets to where to board.

All faregates and ATMs have been replaced.

In the spring of experienced a BART billboards in the Transbay tube, and when looking in the windows I saw what like a mobile ad so that Run Easy campaign.

On April 10, BART General Manager Tom who was head of BART for eleven announced retirement.

In late May BART has declared its intention to off-peak (night and weekends) for each line only 15 The current frequency 20 minutes at time is considered a psychological to traffic. June 2007, temporarily returned to its position, that reduced waiting probably not due to a deficit of state revenues of $ 900,000.

However, has finally confirmed the plan on 1, 2008.

Furthermore, in June BART suddenly removed all to the implementation of TransLink payment on your website. BART said Marty Moran email) TransLink can now be applied to and at the end of Implementation of TransLink on BART was further due to disputes over of tariffs between MTC and BART.

is expected to be simultaneous with SF Muni, and Caltrain in the spring of TransLink is access to May 2009.

As celebrated the 50th anniversary of its by the Legislature of the State, the organization management plans for the next 50 Their vision includes a four-bore tube in the Bay of San Francisco parallel and south of the existing and emerging Transbay Terminal to offer shuttle service to and proposals for the future of California speed rail system.

The gauge Bart tunnel provide two tunnels and two rail to high-speed classic. Bart focuses on improving service and your base system the density and attendance is the highest), than extensions distant These plans include: a Transbay Terminal will through South-to-Market, north of Van and finishing at the west of San Francisco the Geary corridor, the Presidio, Beach or along a line of 680 corridors, and a fourth set of paths Oakland.

Many changes implemented a rail service 1, 2008. Among the changes, at Point of Pittsburg / Bay extended its to the airport San Francisco-Oakland (SFO station (at all hours of operation), but not the end of the line Millbrae. (Only a few the night Pittsburg / Bay Point to Millbrae continued after at the SFO airport station).

During the (until 7:00), trains on the line continues in Millbrae but without the SFO airport station the evenings and weekends, trains Dublin / Pleasanton line in Millbrae but omits the SFO Airport All this means that would be no direct rail between SFO airport and Millbrae, Caltrain passengers who wanted to to SFO Airport.

BART management the direct rail link, low ridership between Millbrae and SFO However, have timed out to Saint-Bruno station for passengers to SFO Airport in Millbrae.

With constraints continue, it is necessary the service beyond Bart City. As of September 14, 2009, the changes have taken Pittsburg / Bay Point line always end SFO week until After 7:00 pm and on weekends the day and holidays, service will to Millbrae.

The Dublin / Pleasanton will serve more of the instead of ending up in Daly station.

In 2008, BART has that the introduction of solar systems on the roofs of their and maintenance facilities for locomotives and Hayward, plus shipping car solar panels on the roof of the station. The Board regrets can not them everywhere, but said Orinda has been the only with enough sun to make for the project.

The current


A rails third entered the system. Note how the third instead changes on entering the station and gateway of the pass track. Note the bridge on the side of the path distance, is the gateway to the emergency runway carrier in the Daly City again, the third rail in front of this gateway.

BART has 104 miles (167 km) of and 43 stations. System uses a 5 feet 6 inches (1676 mm) gauge, as compared to August 4, feet (1,435 mm) standard located mainly in the rail in the United States. The transit in the United States using indicator.

The cars are wider standard transport equipment, but wider than the train in North America class. The is that all maintenance and support must be tailored. Trains can a top speed control centralized 80 mph km / h) and provided an average speed of 33 mph the system (53 km / h) with a station for the downtime (time past).

The operate at a minimum length of cars California Public Commission guidelines for a maximum of 10 which covers every 700 (213 m) length of a platform. At its length of 710 feet (216 m), was the longest train of any U.S. The system also includes car of 10.5 feet (3.2 m) same width as an Amtrak a maximum slope of four and a minimum radius curve 394 (120 m) in the scheme.

The electric is supplied to the trains in a third the relative position of the train context. Within the season, the lane is still there on the platform of tourism. This eliminates the danger of a passenger, is directly on third rail, or on it to return to the platform if it falls.

On rolling on the floor, the third alternates from one side of the to the other, the gap in the third allow emergency evacuation routes.

tunnels, bridges and structures of the air tube and the Transbay routes to formation of the evacuation without passengers easy contact with the third rail, is far from these roads as Tension in the steel third is 1000 volts DC, so there are throughout the system of its passengers to

Also, messages warning of on each vehicle and contact the third rail of four shoes like oars from the bottom of each by the wheels of railroad cars. non-metro-rail propelled the United use a lower voltage.

Many of the The 1970s system BART especially stations air simple of brutalist architecture.


user records have ongoing at the regional level in the events, such as San Francisco Gay Parade. The files include a of 224 500 Sunday coinciding with A’s baseball game and a 405,400 set during the week of 8 October 2008, when San Francisco Giants and Oakland home games. A record of the by number of passengers was 2.3178 between June 23 and June 29,

This beat the previous all high 2.3018 million during the closure of the Bay Bridge. has established an absolute record for a day of 442 000 Thursday October 29, 2009, the closure of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge due to the of repair of the structure.

BART Segway

After several high profile and include including one incident where a was crushed by a train after on the tracks, BART barred for 45 until they can regroup and a plan to mediate the issue. The that emerged was the imposition of similar to the bike refused during travel times, for persons with disabilities and the devices could not be installed on or similar price to the standards for all wheels such as skateboards and In addition, a permit system was must be registered for use in the system.

All roads around the city of and all, but the way to Richmond Fremont San Francisco Transbay Tube and in Daly City. Most of the BART rail system more than one route.

run regularly in five lines. rapid transit and most systems worldwide, the lines are generally not covered by the abbreviated Although the lines were on the maps of BART system for more than a decade, Once referred to by its official color, and very seldom in this way by members of the public (eg the red

In contrast, the five BART are usually shown on maps and the name of your terminal:

Daly City, following an old right Pacific Step of in West Oakland, operates to Saturday during the day until

Dublin / Pleasanton Daly following Interstate-580 through Valley, San Leandro, where it the line from Fremont, continuing in San Francisco.

Pittsburg / Bay SFO / Millbrae, after a former SR 4 Sacramento Northern right of way and SR 24 Bay Point to Oakland, and extends Daly City to San Francisco Airport. In the evenings and weekends, revolves around the airport continue to Millbrae.

Richmond City / Millbrae, according to a Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe right of way from Richmond to and extends beyond Millbrae City Monday to Friday the day until early evening. On the line runs in Daly

Richmond Fremont, coinciding with the Richmond and Fremont City Millbrae line terminal and Oakland, and runs day.

The line of San Francisco Daly City Millbrae is an old of way south of the Pacific Railway, is also served by Caltrain San beyond.


The system has five lines, but consists of of the network longer than one on the same track. Trains ran line every two historically during the week and twenty during nights, weekends and but from a station that can for more than four could have hired as often as every three or minutes. However, the system is for four hours each for maintenance, reopening at 4:00 morning, except Sundays.

On 1, 2008, service on each at intervals of 15 minutes except 6:00 to 19:00, when the is every 20 minutes. In addition, as 1, 2008, Bart service at 4:00 Monday through 6:00 am Saturday and 8:00 on Service every day ends at with closure scheduled for the train station to the station.

Two of the lines, the Millbraeichmond and SF / Daly lines, not the night (after or service Sunday, but all stations are by transfer to other lines. Blanche in the network services when Bart is closed. All but six stations are served (eight station).

BART tickets are not on these buses, and each of the bus systems to carry their own ranging up to $ 3.50 a ride of system can cost as little as $ 9.50 in 2007.


Powell Street station

prices are comparable to those of rail systems and are superior to of most of the meters, especially for travel. The rate is based on a that takes into both the length and speed of A surcharge is added for travel the Transbay Tube, San Francisco Airport, or through San Mateo which is not a member of BART.

and until recently, passengers who paper tickets rechargeable compound in The tariffs are stored via a stripe, and out of the system (A similar stripe ticketing system in the Washington metro Washington, Faregate output prints the balance on the ticket each the exit of passengers from the

A paper ticket can be filled at an the balance of inputs can be applied to the a new card or is simply trapped by the door when the balance zero, a number of low-value can be combined to create a map of greater but only in exchange for specific are some BART stations. supports values in the unused especially the leaders reported cards as a source of revenue be approached by some to be as high as $

A standard ticket price of Notice Initial purchase printed parallel to the magnetic and the balance of the card printed on the updated with each Pictures of the old notes, a blue an for a new style, and tickets to other can be found here.

A stored value smart fare, called TransLink card, has been deployed in the of 2009. This program was to the public in autumn 2006, the deployment of AC Transit, Dumbarton and Golden Gate Transit BART had promoted the EZ Rider a pilot program design similar to the TransLink card. are contactless smart cards, and the value stored can be used for of fee.

BART contract Cubic Transportation Systems to all faregates with Inherently card readers installed. The EZ program is expected to last September 2010.

BART rate of $ 1.75 is charged for six miles (9.7 km) as a journey two stations adjacent Berkeley. The rate of one way, including all possible is $ 10.90, 51 miles (82 km) between the point of Pittsburg / Bay and San International Airport. The farthest Pittsburg / Bay Point to Millbrae, costs due to additional burden to air travel.

Passengers without enough to complete their AddFare must use a machine to pay the out of the station. Due to the amount of base travel between BART in downtown San Francisco on BART 25 cents less than it to clean up campaign in the city of rail, MUNI Metro, is generally slower in covering the distance.

But with nearly two hours of driving, including to other vehicles, while BART charges $ 1.75 for a trip. There are peculiarities in the of prices due to subsidies provided to travel corridors between the stations. By example, for a tour of / Pleasanton Fremont, it is cheaper to the station at the transfer point, Bay and to restore the station instead of on the platform, because they charged two basic types $ instead of $ 4.35 a ticket one extreme to extreme.

BART A system of five different tickets for the regular price, price, reduced price and groups as follows:

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Azul Notes: the most common includes discount value

Red notes and Disabled children years: 62.5% discount, identity required (Children 4 travel free)

Green people 65 years and over: discount, proof of age required to

Orange Tickets students: limited use tickets 50% discount for enrolled students from 13 to 18 or middle school

Flash Plus Ticket special value Pass privileges regional transit agencies, MUNI buses.

A new EZ Rider plastic SMART with is replaced by the Phase II program

EZ Rider Card Rates

most transit systems in the States, no Hocus available has and BART riders must pay for trip they take. The offered to the public is not a reduction of in high-value banknotes are purchased the values and costs $ 48 and $ 64, for $ 45 and $ 60 respectively. and Capitol Corridor trains San Joaquin sell tickets on $ 10 BART cars CAF for only $ 8, in a reduction of 20%.

A discount of is provided to elderly, disabled and aged 5 to 12 years. Middle and school students in May 1913 a 18 from a discount of 50% if your participates in the BART, but those are for use only between the station for students and the school and the train for to and from school events. these limitations are not applicable in any way and students should behave on the system.

Tickets are available during the week, a restriction is imposed by the fare gates. Plus tickets are a travel for the last time that if the value exceeds $ 05, the ticket can be again for a trip away. tickets are be purchased with a discount to selected suppliers than ATMs. More Tickets can be purchased at ticket machines.

In particular, tickets and school are usually sold in the

family members of employees BART receive special and can travel for free upon of their photo identification and employee of the BART station. employees who take BART to at San Francisco International Airport a discount of 25%, but employees did not air not even receive the discount.

tickets retracted orange one-day air change

Rates are for the agent, which monitors on the price side gateway of the and through other doors and closed circuit television faregate been in the cab of the agent. All are equipped with at least one at any time. Despite the fraud occurs from time to often by people who enter and through the door of spare that allowed non-emergency by bicycles, wheelchairs, and luggage

It also happens with the which in some offices in the lead Tickets unticketed

There is little coordination BART and the prices of surrounding Some agencies accept the of more than BART, at a between $ 38 and $ 71 per month, allows to switch to BART and buses. In AC Transit has left the program due to the low of reimbursement they received Bart.

Another coordination of … programs monthly fee Road San Francisco Municipal to ride BART trains in the of San Francisco for free (no credit for travel outside the city). The San BART pays $ 0.87 for journey made under agreement. For riders who do not have cards, there is usually a discount (0.25 U.S. to 0.50 U.S. dollars) to passengers transfer to other of transport.

Santa Clara Transportation Authority to honor credit BART local ($ 0.50 to $ 1.75) to 120, 180, 181 express routes Fremont County BART exit, but all runners will be to land in the county of Santa No credit applied for trips to the BART station.

Proposals to the tariff structure does not At one end, a rate that not take into account the was proposed by Bart, Joel The less extreme involves the of a simplified structure that bands or rate zones.

The of each scheme will the use of tariffs based on distance and step to recovery-box rate for drivers in San Francisco, Berkeley and and suburbs far from the corridors in Contra Costa, south of and San Mateo, where the density is and therefore operating costs are

Connection Services

AC Transit bus at the station of the Bay Fair

BART has rail connections to two Caltrain offering a service between San San Jose and Gilroy, Millbrae and Amtrak Capitol Corridor, stretches from Sacramento to San Richmond Coliseum / Oakland Station. A third Capitol connection at Union Station in the is scheduled as part of a broad Corridor Project Rail to Union City, Fremont and to various destinations in the peninsula the Dumbarton railroad bridge. is the managing body of the Corridor until 2010.

San Francisco connects to local light system, the Muni Metro. Level the top of the theme of Bart meters designed originally for the in Marin County, [edit] was to two organizations share Muni and the Montgomery Street, Powell and stations Civic. Some Metro lines to communicate (or passing nearby), the BART from Balboa Park and Park stations.

Other connect to BART, including Go Round (Emeryville) WestCAT county of Contra Costa) Transit (Benicia), Transit City (Union City) and Transportation Authority Santa (VTA, in Silicon Valley).

has many places BART a program launched by the City Racers Bart and complete their car journeys. BART parking began providing through a third party to most of the stations of the Bay.

should make reservations in online and pay the daily rate of $ 5 they can leave their at BART.

Casual carpooling is in northern Berkeley station and the town of Del Norte El Cerrito. The are convenient because most use public transportation to your final. However, because of how Parking fee, passengers can in the parks of most BART paying a fee.

Connection Bus services

Some bus connect to BART, which, managed by separate agencies are to the smooth operation the system. The suppliers are San Francisco Municipal (Muni), Alameda, Contra Transit (AC Transit), San Mateo Transit District (SamTrans) Authority Contra Costa Authority (County Connection), and the Gate Bridge, Highway and Regional (Golden Gate Until 1997, BART was own BART Express bus connector, took place in eastern County and the Far East and the West Costa County, these were created then transportation agencies such as Transit and the Livermore Amador Transit Authority (Wheels) or, in the of Dublin / Pleasanton service, for a total extension of BART.

is connected to the Oakland International via shuttle airbart that passengers to and from the Coliseum / BART station in Oakland. buses are operated Bart and change just BART card, as well as the exact BART also connects the San Francisco International Airport, but in case, the train between the and is a direct transport service is not Although connections are available for those who do not or the International Terminal.

The bus connecting the University of California, Berkeley BART station in the Humphrey GB-Bart, a spoonerism of actor Humphrey Bogart’s. It has been replaced by a series of bus routes and bus AC Transit operated by the

Organization and Management


The San Bay Area Rapid Transit is a special government agency by the State of California consisting of County, Contra Costa and City and County of San Francisco. San County, home to six BART not part of the BART district. It by a Board of Directors of each of the directors elected to represent a geographic area within the district.

BART has its own police.

the district includes all cities and in their territory, some of cities do not have stations on the system. This has caused between owners in cities as Livermore taxpayers, but Bart has to out of town for BART service. In such as Fremont, the majority of do not commute in the direction it would BART (travel Fremonters to San Jose where there is no BART service).

This be mitigated with the completion of a project, BART-San Jose.

some cities and towns are close to cities with station residents traveling by bus or car to the BART station. Emeryville, for has no BART service, but has a free service, Emery-Go-Round which passengers to the station near in Oakland. In addition, Albany has no station itself.

City can go or North Berkeley (In Alameda or El Cerrito Plaza (Contra County) stations. For those who to use their vehicles to the stations, the many BART stations many types of options


In 2005, BART nearly $ 300 million in funds fees. About 37% of the cost to the interview, 29% of actual transport 24% for general administration, police 8% and 4% for and engineering. By 2005, 53% of the budget from fees, taxes 32% and 15% in with other sources, advertising, leasing the retail station, and parking.

Bart recovery report 53% is relatively for a U.S. transit over long distances at high (For comparison see Section in the of proceeds of transportation).

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