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    A power outage Sunday night in San Leandro knocked out power to thousands of residents as well as BART train control equipment, causing a major delay on the Fremont line, BART and PG&E officials said.

    About 12,000 customers were without power in San Leandro and Oakland as crews work to determine the cause and restore power, a PG&E spokesman said. The power outage started at around 8 p.m. and multiple crews are working to restore service, spokesman J.D. Guidi said.

    A major BART delay was reported at 8:35 p.m. Power was back on at the San Leandro station shortly after, and trains were moving at full speed, according to BART officials. But there were residual delays.

    As of 9 p.m. Sunday, there was still a 10-minute delay on the Fremont line in the Dublin/Pleasanton, Fremont, Richmond and San Francisco directions.

    The major delay has nothing to do with BART's suspension of service this weekend between the Glen Park and Daly City stations in San Francisco where crews are making repairs and installing equipment to make train rides quieter.

    The tracks between the Glen Park and Daly City stations will reopen Monday morning.

    BART experienced two major delays Saturday evening when trains had to be taken out of service. In one of those delays, the suspension of service in San Francisco made it more difficult for BART officials to restore normal service in rest of the system, a BART official said.

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