SAN FRANCISCO—Patrons saw delays at the BART Civic Center station on Tuesday, March 20. According to reports, the incident occurred at the 24th Street Mission Station, prompting the closing of the station for several hours. There were no reports of injuries, but debris led to a fire on the tracks.
BART officials issued an advisory warning at approximately 7:30 a.m. to alert passengers that there was an equipment. “BART is recovering from major delays. We are in process of establishing normal svc through SF. 24th st/mission stn has reopened,” BART tweeted.
ABC 7 News reported a Mylar balloon hit the third rail of the transit car, resulting in smoke at the station. BART officials resumed normal service at about 7:50 a.m.
“6:10am Update. SFFD remains in the trackway at 24th St. Station which is closed. Some trains are able to get into SF and turn around at Montgomery, while other trains need to turn around in the East Bay,” the company tweeted.
BART alerted passengers at 7:54 a.m. that normal service at the Civic Center Station resumed after clearing the tracks of debris.
Many passengers on board while both situations transpired took to Twitter to share pictures of the events as they unfolded. Firefighters were pictured on the scene to control the debris fire.