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Grass Fire, Power Outage Slow East Bay BART Service

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El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station

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BERKELEY (CBS SF) -– Bay Area Rapid Transit passengers in and out of the East Bay experienced some travel problems Saturday morning with a grass fire near the Pleasant Hill station and a power outage at the downtown Berkeley station, according to BART Central.

A grass fire reported before 8 a.m. near the Pleasant Hill station caused 15-minute delays both into and out of the station, which serves the Pittsburg/Bay Point-Millbrae line, a dispatcher said.

Also Saturday morning, power was out at the Berkeley station with trains not stopping, but continuing through with stops at the neighboring North Berkeley and Ashby stations for those on the Richmond-Fremont and Richmond-Millbrae lines, according to a dispatcher.

By around 10:30 a.m. service was back to normal.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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