UPDATE: All BART Stations Reopen After Refinery Fire Controlled

Service was halted temporarily at three stations after the Chevron Refinery fire was reported.

Service at BART's Richmond, El Cerrito Del Norte and El Cerrito Plaza stations was shut down Monday evening in response to a and shelter-in-place warning.

The two El Cerrito stations reopened around 9:45 p.m. The Richmond station reopened around 11:30 p.m.

The shutdown followed the 6:40 p.m. report of a fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. There was no bus bridge during the shutdown of the stations, according to BART police.

BART service advisories


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Ari Soglin (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Some media have reported that the North Berkeley station is closed, but that's not what BART is saying on its service advisory page. BART says service is stopped BETWEEN North Berkeley and Richmond, and that three stations are closed: El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito Del Norte, Richmond. If we get any update, we'll report it here.
Robert Marshall August 07, 2012 at 05:06 AM
What about AMTRAK? I just heard the Coast Starlight about 20 minutes ago, which would be the northbound station. Did they stop in Richmond, or just cruise on through? There's no other way to get up north.
Ari Soglin (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 05:56 AM
Good question. No indication here of any disruption to Amtrak service: http://www.amtrak.com/service-alerts-and-notices. If we find out anything different, we'll let you know.
John Stashik August 07, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Coast Starlight (14) has not arrived OKJ yet as of time of your post per Julie. So doubt if you heard that train. BART shut down at RIC; not sure of that impact on Amtrak.
John Stashik August 07, 2012 at 06:13 AM
FYI, Blue Unit circus train will pass thru Richmond well beyond midnight on UPRR headed to Oakland from Anaheim. Impressive sight day or night. Get some pizza and hang out trackside!
Ari Soglin (Editor) August 07, 2012 at 06:42 AM
Richmond BART station has reopened. No luck reaching Amtrak, but train status page shows the Coast Starlight #14 scheduled to arrive at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday. That's an hour, 58 minutes late.
shirley kirsten August 07, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I heard that BART restored between Del Norte and Richmond. Hope Amtrak is smooth--Called 800 number and no reported delays North or Southbound.
Rob Williams August 07, 2012 at 03:38 PM
BART is definitely running this morning all the way to the Richmond station. Saw the trains myself, with passengers in them, at about 7am.


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