Person in Transbay Tube causes major BART delays

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — BART officials are reporting at least a 20-minute, system-wide delay due to a person on the track Thursday evening.

BART police were searching for this person, who entered the Transbay Tube at the Embarcadero for reasons unknown at the time, according to BART spokesperson Chris Filippi.

Police have apprehended individual in the Transbay Tube, and he was taken into custody.

Trains have slowed to a very low rate of speed out of an abundance of caution, Filippi said. Officials are in the process of restoring normal service.

The delay started as just a 10-minute slowdown in the East Bay direction, that was first reported at 6:38 p.m.

At 6:53 p.m., BART officials said the delay time had doubled to 20 minutes.

Then, at 7:00 p.m., BART sent another update describing the delay as “major.”

Soon after that, we were informed that the entire system is being impacted.

There is no information about how long this delay will last.

Please stay with KRON4 on-air, online, and on our mobile app for updates on this developing story.

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