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Union calls off BART strike

  • FIEL - In this Monday, July 1, 2013 file photo, Bay Area Rapid Transit trains are parked at the station in Millbrae, Calif. Commuter rail service is resuming Friday, July 5, 2013 in the San Francisco Bay area after unions called off a strike, agreeing with the transit agency to extend a labor contract for a month while they continue bargaining. Bay Area Rapid Transit will begin operating trains by 3 p.m. PDT Friday, ending a four-day strike that crippled commutes across the Bay Area, the state's secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency, announced late Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

OAKLAND — Commuter rail service resumed Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area after unions called off a strike and agreed to extend a labor contract for a month while bargaining continues.

Thirty-five trains were put back in service in time for an expected light evening commute, the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency said.

Frances DeLoach of Oakland was among the dozens of commuters who lined up at the West Oakland station for the first trains to San Francisco after nearly five days without service.

DeLoach, catering supervisor at AT&T Park, was excited that she didn't have to drive and pay as much as $50 to park, and could take the time to focus on preparing her staff before the Giants-Dodgers game.

"I sure hope BART and those unions can resolve their issues," DeLoach said.


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