An ongoing power issue at the Richmond yard near BART's Richmond station is delaying trains roughly 10 minutes Monday morning, a BART employee said.
Trains heading in the Fremont and San Francisco directions are experiencing the delays, the employee said.
When all the trains exit the station, the delays will subside, he said. He was not sure when all the trains will be out of the station.
The issues in Richmond began early Sunday when small fire inside the electrical substation at BART’s maintenance yard cut off power, triggering service delays on the Richmond to Fremont line, a transit system spokesman said.
That disruption began around 7:50 a.m. and BART spokesman Jim Allison said the loss of electricity halted any train movement out of the yard.
As a result, BART service was completely halted on the Richmond to Fremont line for about 45 minutes until 9:15 a.m. while trains from other lines were switched over to service the Richmond line.
By 9:15 a.m., trains were back up and running with a 15-minute delay.
Service on the other two weekend lines – Pittsburg and Dublin-Pleasanton – was not impacted by the outage.
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