SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Bay Area Rapid Transit said nesting pigeons are responsible for delaying escalator repairs at a station in San Francisco, for an entire month.
While an escalator at the 24th Street Mission station was closed for repairs, BART workers discovered this pigeon nesting in the machinery. The bird even laid two eggs.READ MORE: San Jose Police: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Target Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 4 Suspects Sought
Transit officials said federal law barred them from disturbing the nest. Crews then monitored the escalator and birds each day.READ MORE: Guard Indicted for Sexual Assault of Inmates at San Joaquin County Jail
Last week, the hatchlings and mama pigeon flew away.MORE NEWS: Arrest Made In Stalking, Sexual Assault Of Legally Blind Woman In Cupertino
Repairs have resumed, officials said. Crews are on track to reopen the escalator next month.