BART commuters are stranded this morning after a major shutdown of West Oakland station, which has blocked all trains going through the Transbay Tube in either direction.
According to BART, the issue, which began around 8:20am, has been caused by a car crashing into an electrical pole, downing a power line onto the tracks.
BART svc has stopped between WOAK and EMBR due to downed power lines in WOAK area. WOAK stn is closed. Pls seek alt means of trans.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 27, 2017
Holy smokes! When BART goes down, alternatives get pricey. pic.twitter.com/AhPfSo4Km5— anthony brown (@anthonybrown) March 27, 2017
Downed power lines are dangerous. We can’t run trains through the area until clear. We are very sorry and working to resolve. pic.twitter.com/XODGREW6J8— SFBART (@SFBART) March 27, 2017
BART officials said that AC Transit will honor BART tickets for passengers.
Update, 10:23am: The power line has been removed, and service is moving through West Oakland station again, albeit with delays.
Regular service has been resumed. West Oakland Station is open. We are in recovery mode so there are delays.— SFBART (@SFBART) March 27, 2017
Downed power pole and source of our service problems this morning. Sorry for the Monday disruption. pic.twitter.com/m1SMXZeQd4— SFBART (@SFBART) March 27, 2017