BART resumes normal service in time for evening commute 

BART has resumed normal service in time for Tuesday’s evening commute, officials said.

A power outage that occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Montgomery Street station temporarily knocked out BART’s speed control system, forcing trains to travel below 25 mph between San Francisco and the East Bay, according to agency spokesman Jim Allison. Trains are capable of travelling up to 80 mph on the system.

 As a result, BART passengers experienced major delays throughout the system, and service from Richmond and Fremont to Daly City was temporarily suspended at the Transbay Tube, according to Allison.

At 2:15 p.m., the problem was identified and service restored to normal levels, although passengers continued to experience residual delays until 4 p.m., Allison said. By 4:30 p.m., all 60 trains on the system were travelling on time.

On Sunday, a BART train derailed outside BART’s Concord Station, causing major delays in the East Bay. Yesterday, a computer malfunction resulted in 15-minute setbacks during the morning commute.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

 

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