BART Service Resumes After Downed Power Lines Cause Delays

May 20, 2014 · 2 comments

BART service is resuming again between San Francisco and the East Bay this afternoon after being stopped briefly because of downed power lines near the West Oakland station, officials said.

BART officials said around 12:20 p.m. that transbay service was being shut down. About 15 minutes later, the agency announced that service had been restored with residual delays.

The downed lines were caused by a big-rig that struck a power pole, knocking out power to 202 PG&E customers, PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian said.

1 Dr. Doc, PHD May 20, 2014 at 7:15 PM

If it is that easy to knockout BART, Homeland security had better take a closer look at how to secure other critical infrastructure systems because the terrorists are taking notes on how to paralyze major urban areas.

2 Laura Zah May 22, 2014 at 9:27 PM

It was only “paralyzed” for 15 minutes.

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