VIDEO: Transbay BART service restored following downed power lines

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Transbay BART service is restored Monday morning after a power line fell on the tracks, making it impossible for trains to get to and from San Francisco from the East Bay.

The lines fell on the tracks between West Oakland and Embarcadero Stations around 8:30 a.m.

Passengers could not get from the East Bay to San Francisco and vice versa.

The West Oakland BART Station was completely closed until the power lines were removed.

Around 9:15 a.m., the debris was cleared, West Oakland Station reopened, and service was restored.

BART officials say they are in “recovery mode,” and to expect residual delays.

This was just one of several issues that plagued BART riders during today’s commute.

Earlier, there was a considerable system-wide delay stemming from police activity at Bay Fair Station and an equipment problem with a train in San Francisco.

That delay was reported at 8:01 a.m., and there have been no further updates since.

Stay with KRON4 for updates.

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