HAYWARD, Calif. - It was a rough morning for East Bay BART service Tuesday. A person on the track between the Bay Fair and Hayward stations reported shortly after 9:30 a.m. led to major delays on the Berryessa Line in the Berryessa, Richmond and Daly City directions.
Alameda-Contra Costa Transit (AC) buses provided mutual aid to help shuttle BART riders from Bay Fair to Hayward and from Hayward to Fremont stations.
About an hour later, the transit agency said that service was recovering but told riders to expect residual delays. No information was immediately available about the person on the tracks, except that the "Person on trackway has been removed."
Then BART reported more delays from another incident in the East Bay at around 11:25 a.m. because of a disabled train in the Berkeley Hills tunnel.
"We have word there is a disabled train on the Yellow Line due to mechanical issues," the transit agency said in an alert on Twitter. "Trains in both Antioch and SFO directions are single-tracking between Rockridge and Orinda."
BART later clarified that the train in question came into contact with debris on the trackway, which caused the power to the train to trip. There were no injuries reported and all passengers were safely removed from the train a BART spokesperson said.