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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Bike Theft and Mechanical Issues Cause Morning Delays on BART

Posted By on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:06 AM

click to enlarge BART passengers waiting to stop waiting
  • BART passengers waiting to stop waiting

BART is running very behind morning after a handful of problems brought trains to a screeching halt in the East Bay.

According to BART, trains are running 20-30 minute late on the Fremont Line in the Richmond and Daly City directions. Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, says "several different problems on different trains" caused the same problem: delays.

Trost says police held trains at Fruitvale while attempting to chase down a bike thief. No word yet on whether the suspect was captured. But the bigger issue, she says, was the multiple train equipment problems.

"A few trains were taken out of service because of jammed doors and other issues. All of this happened at about the same time and it compounded the delays making it worse," Trost tells us.

Trains are moving again, albeit not on time.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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