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BART Delays Expected Friday Evening Between Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill

Testing of a new train control system will slow journeys between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill by between 5 and 10 minutes starting at 9 p.m. Friday.

From BART:

The Contra Costa County Crossover Project will conduct final testing beginning on Friday Sept. 28 at 9 p.m.

Testing of the new train control system will require that the trains run in "Road Manual" between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill in both directions which will result in 5 to 10 minute delays for passengers.

We expect to complete the testing by Sunday night September 30, but may need to continue testing through October 7 if any unforeseen problems arise.

For up-to-date information check BART's real-time departures.

srl99 October 05, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Sorry - what was the point of this cross-over again? I know it was shovel-ready and all, federal dollars, etc. But is it just completing what should have been built originally? It seems like any station should have a cross-over so that you can run a train on an alternate track if there's a problem within a station. Wasn't there talk of "short turns" for trains going through WC - which might lead to WC patrons getting a seat on the inbound rush hour journeys? Will these additional trips be in the next BART schedule?

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