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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Major BART Delay Due to Obstruction on Tracks (Update)

Posted By on Tue, May 20, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Update, 12:36 p.m.: According to BART, PG&E just completed the operation, and a service recovery is in progress.


If you've just ensconced yourself in an office cubicle in San Francisco, you may be stuck there.

Apparently, BART has stalled service between San Francisco and the East Bay, owing to a wayward tractor-trailer that hit a power pole at 7th and Maritime Streets, near the tracks in West Oakland. Anyone commuting eastward faces delays of up to 30 minutes -- the time allotted PG&E to fix the problem, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.

That's an unsettling prospect for anyone stuck on the platform. But we feel slightly worse for the big rig.

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Rachel Swan was a staff writer at SF Weekly from 2013 to 2015. In previous lives she was a music editor, IP hack, and tutor of Cal athletes.


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