OAKLAND (CBS SF) – BART has resumed service in the Transbay Tube after a PG&E gas line was damaged near the West Oakland station Thursday afternoon, according to the transit agency.
Trains were stopped in the East Bay and San Francisco directions, according to BART.READ MORE: Wealthy Palo Alto Parents Greg and Amy Colburn Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal
BART initially reported the problem at about 2:40 p.m., and the agency reported that service was resumed at 3:19 p.m.
BART says the service interruption was a precautionary measure and that there was no damage to the tube itself.READ MORE: Santa Clara County Supes Require All-Electric Appliances, EV Charging Hookups In Push For Green Construction
The Oakland Fire Department told BART that a construction company damaged the natural gas line near the West Oakland station and the USPS hub.
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Riders are facing significant delays as normal service resumes.