Equipment issues strands BART train with 200 passengers onboard

BART told passengers to expect ‘major system-wide delays’ until trains stop running on Friday after an early morning electrical problem in the Transbay Tube brought agency operations to a standstill transit system and at one point jammed a train inside the tube with around 200 people on board.

The train was stuck in the Transbay tube for just over an hour between Embarcadero and West Oakland stations after a power problem forced the transit agency to turn off one of the rails, officials said Friday morning.

The broken down train, which was headed for San Francisco, was stuck on the de-energized rail when the problem began just before 7.15 a.m. Friday morning.

At 8:35 a.m. another train took him back to West Oakland, BART spokeswoman Cheryl Stalter said, where everyone was dropped off at the station.

That problem started when an electrical surge tripped a circuit breaker, which put a rail in the tube out of service, officials said. Crews were working to determine the root cause of the problem.

Officials added that they would not be able to resolve the issue until service ended Friday evening, as it forces BART to shut down all service in the tube for the safety of the crew.

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