PG&E was working to restore power to customers in Walnut Creek Thursday evening after downed lines caused an outage that shut down BART service for around two hours and affected as many as 3,000 customers.
Monday’s hot weather led to delays throughout the BART system and a the closure of a station in Berkeley for several hours.
Bay Area Rapid Transit trains on the Fremont to Daly City and Dublin/Pleasanton to Daly City lines were experiencing 30-minute delays in all directions due to a track switch problem for the second time Friday, according to a BART dispatcher.
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.
Caltrain is experiencing delays after a pedestrian was struck Thursday afternoon near the Santa Clara station.
A person has died on the BART tracks at the Civic Center station in San Francisco Thursday morning, a BART spokesman said today.
BART’s since-suspended “simple approval” practice was the probable cause of an accident that killed two track workers in Contra Costa County in 2013 according to the NTSB.
There will likely be more BART closures like the one happening this weekend near the Oakland Coliseum as the transit agency works to fix similar problems in other locations.
The northbound tracks at a Mountain View Caltrain station have reopened more than four hours after a man was killed when he apparently jumped in front of a commuter train Tuesday afternoon, a Caltrain spokeswoman said.
The death of a South Bay teenager on Caltrain tracks Monday morning is just the most recent in a string of suicides taking its toll on students and faculty at two Palo Alto schools.