San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officials say a state agency is also looking into why a disabled train stranded hundreds of passengers in a tunnel that sent at least nine people to the hospital.
The reason a BART train got stuck in the Berkeley hills tunnel Wednesday morning is that an electrical short caused the emergency brakes on one of its cars to suddenly activate, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said.
Bay Area Rapid Transit was recovering from an earlier problem on trains passing through San Francisco Thursday morning.
BART police are investigating a shooting in the Pittsburg-Bay Point station parking lot Thursday night that sent a victim to the hospital, a deputy police chief said.
It’s full steam ahead for BART’s extension to Antioch, after the transit agency awarded the first construction contract for the project.