Equipment issues strands BART train with 200 passengers onboard

A BART train with 200 people onboard was stuck in the Transbay Tube for just over an hour between the Embarcadero and West Oakland stations after a power issue forced the transit agency to power down one of the rails, officials said Friday morning.

The disabled train, which was headed towards San Francisco, was stranded on the powered-down rail when the issue began just before 7:15 Friday morning.

At 8:35 a.m., another train moved it back to West Oakland, BART spokesperson Cheryl Stalter said. The train arrived back at the West Oakland station and everyone was off-boarded.

As of 11:30 a.m., BART was still operating only one rail for the yellow and blue lines through the tube and is still experiencing major delays, BART spokesperson Jim Allison said. The red and green lines through the tube have been canceled,

Allison added that the situation is not expected to change soon.

A service advisory Friday morning encouraged to “seek alternate forms of transportation.”

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