A loose equipment cover that fell from beneath a Bay Area Rapid Transit train and damaged the third rail in the TransBay Tube stalled and damaged a subsequent train that then caught fire in the 3.6 mile tunnel. The emergency procedures of BART and city fire departments proved inadequate as the seven cars were destroyed or damaged by the fire. Recounted are the events of January 17-18, 1979, as well as subsequent investigations while the most important segement of BART was shut down for 2.5 months.

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    Carter (C Carroll)

    538 National Press Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20004
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

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  • Accession Number: 00195677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1982 12:00AM