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BART implements crew 'protection from train movement'

Posted on October 24, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) has suspended its practice of not taking steps to protect repair crews when a train is heading toward them, a policy that federal investigators say they are looking into as part of their probe into the deaths of two workers killed on the tracks Saturday in Walnut Creek, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Under the order, operators will either have to slow down to 27 mph or bring their trains to a halt until work is complete, depending on the circumstances, or be rerouted around job sites via single-tracking, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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