Two days after BART closed to the public in a lockdown, the Bay Area Rapid Transit system reopened for riders Wednesday morning, but some drivers and passengers were still unsure what to expect.
“The thing is, it’s still pretty quiet,” said San Francisco resident and frequent rider Jody Lohman, who drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco with her boyfriend and was on his way to work.
“But you could hear them banging on the windows.”
BART spokesman Eric Zimmerman said there were no injuries, although he acknowledged that the system remained “frustrating” for riders.
A transit rider walks past a sign on the BART system that reads “Do Not Touch” at the entrance of the Fremont station in San Francisco, California, March 14, 2017.
A bus driver on the train station platform said he noticed a “pungent odor” and “hairy” passengers on the platform, prompting him to call BART police.
“You could hear the police in the background,” he said.
“It was a little strange.”
BART said that all stations in the system were reopened Wednesday morning.
BART said it was expecting about 4,000 riders, with about 3,000 of those coming from the downtown San Francisco area.
The system had closed to people from Los Gatos, Palo Alto and Oakland, and it also has stopped running trains into the Golden Gate Bridge.
BART’s system will be open through Tuesday night, when it reopens at about 10 a.m. to accommodate people still awaiting buses to go home.