Trains Running After Deal to End BART Strike

By: AP
By: AP

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system is running limited service Tuesday morning after a tentative deal was struck to end a commute-crippling four-day strike.

Bay Area Rapid Transit tweeted that riders should expect up to 45-minute delays system wide as the trains get back on track.

Union officials announced the deal Monday night. It still requires approval from union members, then from the Bay Area Rapid Transit's board of directors.

The talks between BART and its two largest unions dragged on for six months- a period that saw two chaotic dayslong strikes, contentious negotiations and frazzled commuters wondering if they would wake up to find the trains running or not.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco Bay Area's main commuter train system and its unions have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a crippling four-day strike.

Union officials announced the deal Monday night. It still requires approval from union members.

BART general manager Grace Crunican says trains would likely be running at full strength by the Tuesday afternoon commute.

BART is the nation's fifth-largest rail system, with an average weekday ridership of 400,000.

Workers walked off the job on Friday after talks broke down. Commuters endured jammed roadways and long lines for buses and ferries, as they looked for alternate ways around the region.


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