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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Major Delays on BART, Train Evacuated (Update)

Posted By on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM

If you look closely, you will notice that train isn't moving
  • If you look closely, you will notice that train isn't moving

Update 10:21 a.m.: Rockridge and Orinda stations are now open for very limited service. However, you should all find other ways to get to work, according to BART.

Update 9:52: BART officials said the disabled train that was initially stopped in the Berkeley Hills tunnel is now stopped at Rockridge station where passengers reportedly saw smoke. According to BART Spokesman Jim Allison, passengers were evacuated and are being treated by medical personnel. The train initially broke down due to a faulty parking brake. That was fixed, so now BART is investigating what's went wrong at Rockridge.

Meanwhile, Allison says, passengers should find other ways to get to work.

Update 9:30 a.m.: The Orinda station is now closed due to a disabled train in the Berkeley Hills Tunnel.

Original story 9 a.m.: If you're on your way to BART, headed into San Francisco, you might want to detour to the Bay Bridge.

The transit agency is warning commuters of a major delay along the Pittsburg/Bay Point Line in the Pittsburg / Bay Point and SFO directions, thanks to a disabled train.

Expect at least 20 minute delays.

That's all we know for now. Good luck getting to that meeting on time.

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