With the BART transit system on strike, people line up along the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building to catch a ferry to Oakland, Calif., during the afternoon commute Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, in San Francisco. Frustrated bay area commuters started the work week Monday facing gridlocked roadways and long lines for buses and ferries as a major transit strike entered its fourth day, increasing pressure on negotiators to reach a deal that resumes train service. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Trains running after deal reached to end BART strike
By LISA LEFF and SUDHIN THANAWALA
| Associated Press
First Published Oct 22 2013 08:12 am • Last Updated Oct 22 2013 08:15 am
Oakland, Calif. • 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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