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BART trains to stop for one minute in Great Shakeout

By dcuff
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 at 3:58 pm in BART.

All BART trains will stop for one minute at 10:21 a.m. Thursday as part of the Great California ShakeOut, a statewide earthquake preparedness event.

   The one-minute stop is not a drill, but a reminder that much of the BART system is near the Hayward Fault, BART officials said.

The threat of earthquakes along the Hayward Fault spurred BART to under take a voter-approved seismic strengthening of 74 miles of track, 34 stations, and the Transbay Tube.

 For more information about BART’s earthquake safety program, go to www.bart.gov/earthquake.

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