Bay Area Rapid Transit trains were significantly delayed on the Fremont line after an equipment problem on the tracks.
BART officials said the 10-inches of rail broke on a newer section of tracks, and the rails like the cars badly need to be replaced.
There are major delays on Bay Area Rapid Transit systemwide, after a deformity was discovered in the trackway between the Civic Center station and 16th Street station in San Francisco.
“BART, and you’re there,” was not a slogan that applied to Wednesday’s commute, and many riders turned to Uber to get across the Bay and around the city.
BART service was stopped in both directions between Bay Fair, Hayward and Castro Valley Wednesday afternoon, after a problem with equipment caused major delays in and out of San Francisco earlier.
Police activity at the Lafayette BART station caused major delays for trains Wednesday morning, an agency dispatcher said.
BART needs billions of dollars just to keep the trains running in the future, and the transit agency may end up asking the public to foot the bill.
The symbolic move is intended to show disdain over the growing income disparity in Oakland which critics largely blame on the tech industry in Silicon Valley.
Bay Area Rapid Transit police face a lawsuit claiming they used excessive force on a drunken woman last year.
BART service is recovering Monday morning after a mechanical problem on a train caused smoke to fill the 16th Street Mission station platform.