OAKLAND (CBS SF) — BART officials confirmed that train service has resumed after a crash in West Oakland Thursday afternoon brought a live power line down on the tracks between West Oakland and Lake Merritt stations.

BART officials said train service was resuming as of about 1:30 p.m.

The @SFBARTalert Twitter account first posted about the issue at around 12:48 p.m.

A follow-up post clarified to state that service had been stopped between Lake Merritt, 12th Street and West Oakland due to the obstruction.

Just after 1 p.m., the @SFBARTalert account tweeted that a downed power line had stopped service. 511.org announced a bus bridge would be provided.

Police in Oakland tweeted out photos of a crash involving a semi-truck at Adeline and 3rd Street that brought down live wires.

BART issued a service alert that clarified that BART train service had stopped in the Transbay Tube due to a down power line between West Oakland and Lake Merritt.

Mutual aid is being provided by AC Transit to cover parallel service between 19th St. and the Salesforece Transit Center in San Francisco on bus NL. AC Transit bus 62 is connecting passengers between Lake Merritt and West Oakland.

Transit officials later announced that Yellow Line trains were running from Antioch to Bay Fair during the stoppage but that all Red Line trains were cancelled until service resumed with SF trains turning back at Embarcadero.

BART officials later confirmed that the crash in Oakland was what caused the service disruption.

 

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