SAN FRANCISCO—BART commuters experienced delayed services on Tuesday, May 30 after a disabled train resulted in blocked services between San Francisco and East Bay. Crews were dispatched to the stuck train to ensure there were no medical emergencies and no harm caused.
There were about 60 passengers aboard the disabled train; precautions were taken to securely de-board all passengers aboard the train by crew officials, BART reported.
“Major delay system wide due to an earlier disabled train between WOAK and EMBR,” SF BART tweeted to notify commuters. BART service has since returned to normal.
According to reports, the delays started at around 7 a.m. after a Richmond bound BART train broke down just outside the Transbay Tube. The dysfunctional train blocked all services between West Oakland and Embarcadero stations. The train was finally pushed out at 7:25 a.m. The 25 minute delay stalled all train services in the blocked area, by a half an hour.