SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Commuters who take Bay Area Rapid Transit trains between San Francisco and the East Bay will have to find an alternate means of transportation after a fire shut down BART service across the Transbay Tube.
BART officials say they don’t expect the service to be restored until after the Thursday morning commute. BART is continuing to run trains throughout the East Bay and between San Francisco and the Peninsula.
The fire broke out at a senior facility that was under construction near the West Oakland BART station around 2:15 a.m. BART officials say it damaged electrical equipment. They are also concerned about power poles that are in danger of falling on the tracks.
BART recommends commuters visit 511.org for information about alternative transportation options.