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Bathrooms reopen at Montgomery Street, Lake Merritt BART stations

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) – BART reopened restrooms at its Montgomery Street and Lake Merritt stations in San Francisco and Oakland, which were the latest facilities to reopen that were closed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

BART officials announced the reopening Tuesday of the underground restrooms, which now have attendants who will be there during all hours that the stations are open.

The transit agency closed restrooms at 10 of its subterranean stations following the 2001 terrorist attacks but reopened them at the Powell Street station in San Francisco and the 19th Street station in Oakland this February.

Since then, BART officials say the Powell facility has had an average of 212 people using the restrooms there, many being families with strollers or people with mobility issues. The 19th Street station restroom has had an average of 110 daily users.

The next restrooms slated for reopening are at the Downtown Berkeley and Embarcadero stations, followed by the 12th Street Oakland, Civic Center, 16th Street Mission and 24th Street Mission stations.

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