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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

BART Experiencing Lengthy Delays on Millbrae-Richmond Line

Posted By on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 9:35 AM

BART has a most ingenious jingle: "BART — and you're there." 

More accurate this morning: "BART — and you're there. Eventually." 

The intercity rail service is recovering from a PG&E power failure. An snarl first reported at 8:36 a.m. seems to be coming into line; BART now claims its Millbrae-to-Richmond line is experiencing only 15-minute delays. 

Calls to BART for more details have not yet been returned. Hope you brought a magazine. 

Update, 11:15 a.m.: Agency spokeswoman Alicia Trost says the power outage knocked out the Automatic Train Control, forcing BART to manually re-route the trains. This involves the driver de-boarding, whipping out a cro-bar-like device, and switching the tracks. This takes time and resulted in the aforementioned delays. 

Power was restored at around 9:30 this morning. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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