You can now text BART police during non-emergency situations

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- If you ride BART, you can now request help during non-emergency situations from police via text messages.

Users can even send pictures to BART Police via their smart phones.

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However, BART Police say you should call 911, or contact the train operator, if you're reporting a life-threatening situation like a medical emergency or a crime in progress.

The number for Text BART Police is (510) 200-0992.

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The line will be in operation 24 hours per day and seven days per week.
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