BART will experience long delays and will likely only run trains one at a time through the Transbay Tube for the rest of the day on Friday due to a power issue on the track that left a train stranded in the underwater tunnel for more than an hour. that same day, agency officials said.
The problem was initially reported at 7:11 a.m. when an electrical surge caused a switch to trip, putting a segment of rail in the subway out of service and forcing a San Francisco-bound train to return to the station. of West Oakland, where it unloaded its approximately 200 passengers around 8:35 a.m., according to BART.
Since then, trains have run the Transbay Tube on a single track, except for a brief moment in the afternoon when Transbay service stopped completely so crews could survey the problem area. Single monitoring resumed shortly after 2 pm and is expected for the rest of the day.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit offers free rides on transbay lines for the rest of the day and Muni also provides mutual aid with bus service in San Francisco, and BART encouraged people to consider ferry service across the bay as well.
BART officials said a fix is not likely before the end of the day because it would require stopping all service again for an extended period of time.
“Stopping service for an extended period is not an option as people rely on our service and providing a limited single tracking service is better than no service at all,” the agency said in an email.
BART warned that some trains will be canceled and passengers may need to transfer to another train to reach their final destination. There is also a shuttle between Millbrae and San Francisco International Airport stations.