SF Bay Area commuter rail service resumes

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Associated Press

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 6 at 12:02 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Commuter rail service has resumed in the San Francisco Bay Area after unions called off a strike and agreed to extend a labor contract for a month while bargaining continues.

The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency said 35 trains were put into service at 3 p.m. Friday.

Dozens of commuters were lined up awaiting the first trains at the West Oakland station after nearly five days without service due to the strike.

BART and its two largest labor unions agreed to an extension of the current contract. Both sides repeatedly said they were far apart in efforts to reach a new deal.

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