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BART Transbay Service Restored After Truck on Tracks Causes Delays

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    BART service between San Francisco and the East Bay was restored about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night after a pickup truck on the tracks delayed transbay travel for about an hour and a half. Ian Cull reports. (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016)

    BART service between San Francisco and the East Bay was restored about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night after a pickup truck on the tracks delayed transbay travel for about an hour and a half.

    The truck crashed through a fence and landed on the tracks between the West Oakland and 12th Street stations in Oakland about 7:40 p.m., the transit agency said.

    The 38-year-old driver of the pickup was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, a BART police watch commander said. The driver was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution.

    There was no collision involving a BART train and no injuries to report, but there were major delays systemwide, according to Taylor Huckaby, a BART spokesperson.

    The suspension of service between San Francisco and Oakland caused residual delays throughout the BART system, Huckaby said.

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