OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - BART service has been restored through the Transbay Tube Thursday afternoon following a gas line break in West Oakland, BART officials said.
As of 3:19 p.m., service had been restored, but BART officials said riders should expect major, residual systemwide delays because of the earlier closure. BART officials said they hope to have all trains back on schedule by 5 p.m.
A construction company damaged a 1-inch pipe in the area of Campbell and Seventh streets near the West Oakland BART station, PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.
The Oakland Fire Department instructed BART to not run trains through the Transbay Tube during the response to the gas line break, although there was no damage to the tube, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.
PG&E officials said that as of 3:20 p.m., crews had stopped the flow of gas and were working to make repairs to the pipe. The pipe was damaged by a construction crew unrelated to PG&E.
"As always we remind our customers to call 811 before any digging project large or small," Sarkissian said.
Bart also replied to a user, saying today has been "a hell of a day." Just before this story broke, BART responded to a person on the tracks near Embarcadero staton.