SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An fire on the tracks caused by an equipment problem halted BART service between San Francisco and the Peninsula early Friday, causing major systemwide delays.
The issue was first reported at 4:45 a.m. due to an equipment problem on the track south of 24th Street Station in San Francisco. A bad insulator, one of the pieces of equipment that powers the third rail, failed and caused a small fire.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Marin County Set To Expand Eligibility; Seniors Say Finding Appointments Still A Challenge
The San Francisco Fire Department responded and cleared the debris at the site of the fire.READ MORE: Santa Clara University Receives $25M Donation for Tech Center
All trains stopped in both directions as technicians worked on the problem. East Bay trains were being stopped at 24th Street. For a time, there was no service from Peninsula stations into San Francisco.MORE NEWS: Fight Between 2 Women In Marin City Ends In Stabbing
While service was restored at around 6:45 a.m., there were still major delays.