eNewsletter for August 29, 2011

…What is the history of rail during  major earthquakes? During the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989 many buildings and several roads suffered damage. The Bay Bridge had to be shut down and a large section of viaduct for the Nimitz Freeway in Oakland was destroyed. Caltrain ran on the night of the earthquake. BART was mostly undamaged but because of electrical outages from the earthquake it wasn’t able to restart service until the next day. In the wake of the Northridge Earthquake of 1994 Highway 14 was shut down for months when the interchange with I-5 was destroyed. Other roads also suffered damage such as I-10 and Highway 118. Rail service was unaffected. In fact Metrolink was greatly expanded to help out during the emergency…

August 29, 2011

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