People who rely on BART to travel between San Francisco and the Peninsula to the East Bay will have to find alternate ways across the bay later this summer. The transit agency will close the Transbay tube for repairs during the first weekend in August and over Labor Day weekend.
BART trains through the Transbay Tube are delayed over 20 minutes in the East Bay and San Francisco directions Monday afternoon because maintenance crews needed to take a measurement, a BART spokesman said.
BART has announced major closures this summer, likely over Labor Day Weekend, for critical track maintenance that will close the Transbay Tube for five days.
With the San Francisco Bay Area economy booming, a plan to build a second tube for BART trains under San Francisco Bay is getting renewed attention.
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BART is single-tracking into and out of San Francisco as they try to resolve the problem.
A truck plows into a power pole at the Port of Oakland near 7th and Maritime Streets.
BART work crews continued on Saturday to repair equipment that failed on Friday during the morning commute causing major system-wide delays.
BART was experiencing major system-wide delays Friday, lasting from the morning through the afternoon commute, due an equipment failure in the Transbay Tube.
A container ship heading into the Port of Oakland caused a brief scare Friday when its anchor dropped near BART’s Transbay Tube, prompting a brief stoppage of train service between San Francisco and the East Bay, authorities said.
BART reported major delays heading between Oakland and San Francisco Tuesday evening because of metal debris on the tracks.