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Monday, January 19, 2015

Protesters Have Now Closed Down the Coliseum BART Station (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Update 4:55 p.m.: The station is back open, but BART is warning of other station closures periodically tonight. Just brace yourselves for a potentially long evening on transit. Also, if you're driving, things aren't shaping up to be much better. We're reading reports from CHP that protesters have shut down the San Mateo Bridge.

Protesters marching through East Oakland for MLK Day took a slight detour this afternoon, forcing BART to close down the Coliseum Station just as people were leaving a nearby sporting event. 

BART just now warned commuters of the disruption saying the station has been closed for now "due to a civil disturbance" and it's best to find another ride. 

Also, the Oakland Airport connector is out of service, but this time it's because of demonstrators, not mechanical issues. This morning the connector was closed for several hours, leaving commuters on their own to get to the airport. 

That's all the details we have for now. Stay tuned. 


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