Oakland

Fallen Power Lines Block BART Service to San Francisco

BART service was restored Monday morning after fallen power lines temporarily halted trains between San Francisco and the East Bay, according to the transportation agency.

The power lines fell in the area of the West Oakland Station, forcing BART to stop service and close the station around 8:20 a.m., according to BART. Service through the transbay tube was subsequently halted.

NBC Bay Area
The power lines fell in the area of the West Oakland Station, forcing BART to stop service and close the station on Monday morning. (March 27, 2017)

Regular service resumed just after 9:30 a.m., according to BART. BART warned commuters to expect major residual delays systemwide.

While service was stopped, a bus bridge was set up to help commuters travel between San Francisco and the East Bay.

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