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BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Will Stop All Trains on ShakeOut Day

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October 21, 2010, 10:21 am, Drill/Exercise at West Oakland BART Station

Event location:
West Oakland BART Station
1451 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607 (Map)

Contact Person:
Linton Johnson, BART Communications, LJohnso@bart.gov, (510) 899-2285 (pager)


Summary:
On ShakeOut Day, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will stop all the trains in the Bay Area for about one minute to thank their 350,000 daily riders for supporting the BART Earthquake Safety Bond and will mark the 142nd anniversary of the last large earthquake on the Hayward fault that occurred on Oct. 21, 1868. See the trains stop at the West Oakland BART Station.






Full Description:
On ShakeOut Day, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will stop all trains for about one minute and use the time to say "thanks" to its riders and the public for their overwhelming support for a BART Earthquake Safety bond measure. The agency will also use the symbolic stopping of trains to remind customers about why BART stops trains immediately after even minor quakes. "The Great California Shakeout," in the Bay Area this year will commemorate the 142nd anniversary of the last major earthquake on the Hayward fault, which occurred on Oct. 21, 1868.

BART's commitment is to keeping its 350,000 daily riders safe and Bay Area economy moving following the next major earthquake.





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