BART remains on heightened alert following latest London explosions
Security measures are a precaution
BART has increased the number of uniformed police officers on the system and stepped up train inspections in the wake of the latest explosions involving London's mass transit system.Today's security measures are in addition to the already heightened alert level which BART moved into within minutes of the July 7, 2005 terrorist attacks.
Among the steps taken this morning: the overnight shift of BART police officers was extended, increasing the number of officers on duty at any one time and a specially trained explosive sniffing dog is being used to inspect trains headed into the Transbay Tube at the West Oakland Station.
BART continues its patrols by administrative personnel to provide an added level of surveillance. The BART civilian personnel are wearing easily identifiable iridescent vests while they ride trains and patrol stations. Restrooms at stations also remain closed as a precaution.
No credible threat to BART
BART has no reason to believe the system is a target in any way. As always, BART encourages passengers to act as the "eyes and the ears" of the transit system by reporting unattended packages or suspicious behavior. Learn more about helping to keep BART safe and secure.