BART Service Recovers After East Bay Switching Delays

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) – Bay Area Rapid Transit service was back on schedule Thursday morning after almost three hours of service delays starting at 6:37 a.m., spokesman Jim Allison said.

The service delays on three of the five BART train lines were a result of equipment problems at Bay Fair Station caused by a brief PG&E power outage earlier Thursday morning, Allison said.

As a result of the power outage, track equipment did not reset itself properly, requiring BART repair crews to manually fix the equipment.  The switches have been aligned properly and trains are able to go at full speed through the Bay Fair section of the track, Allison said.

BART officials said the equipment problem is unrelated to an earthquake that occurred Thursday at 5:36 a.m. in Berkeley.

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