BART delays across Bay Area

BAY AREA (BCN) — BART service is recovering but still experiencing major delays systemwide following a track switch problem caused by a power issue at the Bay Fair station, officials said this afternoon.

Track crews responded around 3:45 p.m. to a report of a power issue at the Bay Fair station causing problems operating the track switch, according to a BART dispatcher.

The same station experienced similar problems with the track switch earlier today around 11:45 a.m., according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.

Crews were able to manually move the switch into the correct position by around 1 p.m. in that earlier incident, Allison said.

Other issues – including metal debris on the tracks near West Oakland and police activity in Richmond – have contributed to further delays on BART today.

The track switching problem affected trains on the Fremont to Daly City and Dublin/Pleasanton to Daly City lines.

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