Federal authorities have confirmed that arson was to blame for a fire that shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit train service into and out of San Francisco earlier this month.
Agents arrived on Wednesday. less than a week after the fire near the West Oakland BART station.
Police are trying to determine whether a fire near a Bay Area Rapid Transit station that shut down train service between San Francisco and Oakland was intentionally set.
It took many East Bay golf fans hours to get to the Olympic Club for the start of the U.S. Open Thursday because of the early morning fire that forced Bay Area Rapid Transit to shut down the Transbay Tube.
Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Transbay Tube between Oakland and San Francisco was shut down Thursday due to a three-alarm fire at a construction site near the West Oakland BART station, officials said.
BART officials were holding out hope that some service would be restored by Thursday afternoon, but a spokesperson advised commuters traveling between Oakland and San Francisco to find an alternate route of travel, specifically car, bus or ferry.
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BART’s directors adopted the $619 million operating budget on Thursday. It does not include any service reductions or fare increases.
An equipment problem near the Embarcadero BART station caused delays for nearly two hours for trains going into and out of San Francisco.
UPDATE: BART trains resumed regular service Monday morning after crews worked overnight to repair an electrical problem that crippled the transit system Sunday, a spokesman said.