Tag Archives: 24th Street BART

Medical emergency shuts down 24th Street BART

The BART station at 24th and Mission streets was shut down shortly after noon Saturday due to a “major medical emergency,” according to a statement from the transit system. It’s unclear whether the emergency developed aboard the train or elsewhere in the station. According to a statement from BART spokesperson Chris Filippi, as of 1:30 p.m., major delays persisted and...

Commute Chaos at 24th St. BART After Toppled Tree

High winds and torrential rains caused chaos for BART commuters who found themselves stuck at the 24th Street Station after a fallen tree had cut off service to stations between Daly City and the Mission this evening. The transit agency first notified riders via Twitter about a “major delay system wide” due to “obstruction” at 5:35 p.m. A tree fell on “both sides of the...

Firefighters Rescue Man Trapped Between BART Car and Platform

Firefighters had to rescue a man who had become trapped between a BART car and the platform Wednesday night. Around 6:30 p.m., the first responders found the man pinned and only semi-conscious. By 6:44 p.m., firefighters reported the man had been extracted and was being transported to a hospital trauma center in serious condition. ABC7 reports firefighters used inflatable airbags to...

Woman Tied Up and Robbed at Gunpoint in SF Mission

  On Monday at 11 p.m., a 42-year-old woman working inside of a restaurant near the 24th Street BART Plaza was tied up, then robbed at gunpoint, by an unidentified man. The woman had been closing up the restaurant when the suspect walked in, and while pointing his gun at her, demanded that the woman hand over money. The suspect then tied...

Tech-Powered Tour of SF Mission Explores Question of Belonging

In a collaboration with local residents and KQED, Detour, a startup offering audio walking tours of 11 San Francisco neighborhoods launched its Mission District tour yesterday. The Mission’s tour offers insight into the lives of six locals and newcomers who share a love for the neighborhood but grapple with the question of belonging. The city package sells for $24.99, and...

Domestic Workers Rally for Overtime Pay Protections

Despite a steady downpour of rain, a group of domestic workers and their supporters gathered at the 24th Street Bart Plaza this morning, carrying posters that called for dignity and economic justice throughout the industry. With music, dance and testimonials, the group of men and women announced the launch of a statewide campaign to make overtime pay for domestic workers a permanent protection in California. In...

“The Blues Man” in the Mission

This is one of a series of profiles on the musicians who make up the Mission District. One of Gary McElroy’s favorite performance spaces is outside 24th Street BART Station, where he’s been showing up for about a year. The accessible outlet lets him power an amplifier and microphone, which he holds steadfast to his harmonica after the style of...

24th St. BART Escalator Part Snaps, Injures Four

A piece of metal broke off an interior up escalator at the 24th St. BART Station at 7:30 p.m. and hit one woman in the knee, causing an injury that required a medical escort. Three others were lightly injured by the subsequent pile-up. “It hurts like hell,” said Meredith MacFayden, who was below the woman who was hit. She said that...

Stolen Bike Wheel Brings Police Presence to Flea Market

Items that shouldn’t be sold at Arriba Juntos Flea Market: food, booze, pornography, and stolen bicycle parts. But last Sunday morning, bicyclist Kirk Scott said he found his rear wheel, stolen from the 16th Street BART station, at the flea market a block away on Mission Street. He said his wheel was for sale amongst about 20 other wheels, bike lights,...

The World Turns, So Too the 24th Street Escalator

(First published September 27, 2014 @ 11:37. Scroll down for updates on the escalator that can’t get a break). UPDATE: 10.06.14 9:30 a.m. We’re trying to make this easier with a calendar and yep, the escalator was out again this morning. They said it woud be up in 10 minutes. But see promises below. Anyone out there on it now?...

BART Escalator Back in Service After Four Months

The 24th Street BART escalator — the one that’s been down since March 22 — is back in service as of 1 p.m. today, according to BART spokeswoman Molly M. Burke. The escalator on the southwest side needed repairs to “correct a wobbly auxiliary gearbox, repair worn brakes and replace controller components (circuit boards, relays, etc.) as required,” Burke wrote in an email. In October of...