UPDATE: BART said Wednesday night there will likely be a bus bridge for riders traveling between the Bay Point and North Concord stations on Thursday morning.
Here is the latest statement issued by BART:
There will likely be no train service between these two stations as crew work to troubleshoot an equipment problem impacting train service in that area.
Riders should listen to station staff and PA announcements for the latest information when arriving to the stations. Announcements will be made if train service is an option between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord.
If traveling between these two stations, riders are encouraged to allow for extra travel time.
Riders will be able to board a BART train at the North Concord Station if travelling towards Oakland and San Francisco.
We apologize for this inconvenience and we are working around the clock to identify the problem and fix it. We would like to thank our riders for their patience and our transit partners for providing the bus bridge.
BART Service Advisories will continue to include the latest service information.
Watch the KRON4 Morning News for the latest on this story.
CONTRA COSTA (BCN) — An electrical equipment problem is expected to cause systemwide delays Wednesday afternoon and tonight with the most significant impacts to the Pittsburg/Bay Point to SFO line.
Train service has been suspended between North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations and we anticipate that this service suspension will continue into the evening. Although BART’s transit partners have contributed buses to a bus bridge that is connecting the two stations, BART passengers using the bus bridge should anticipate crowded buses and additional travel time.
Passengers on the Pittsburg/Bay Point to SFO line are encouraged, if possible, to avoid rush hour trains by either leaving early or staying late as trains on this line will be shorter and less frequent than full service.
At 10:14 a.m., BART officials reported on Twitter that service had stopped on the line because of an equipment problem on the tracks.
At 11:06 a.m., BART officials said there was no service running between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point and that a shuttle is running between the two stations.
25 cars were damaged, according to BART. Less significant delays are also expected on other lines in the system, according to BART.
BART officials said the disruption was brought on by a “trackside equipment problem that we are working to troubleshoot and correct.”
As of 6 p.m., one train is now in service between North Concord and Bay Point, but at reduced speeds.