West Oakland BART station reopens for normal service

June 14, 2012 5:02:00 PM PDT
BART is working to restore service between San Francisco and the East Bay after a three-alarm fire near the West Oakland station early Thursday morning.

5 p.m.: BART expects to have trains up to full speed and frequency by about 5:15 p.m.

3:45 p.m: The West Oakland BART station reopened for normal service.

3:22 p.m.: A BART spokesperson says the test train will make 4-6 more runs over the damaged section of tracks. Full service is expected to be restored around 4 p.m.

3:10 p.m.: A test train made a pass over the damaged section of tracks.

1:47 p.m.: BART sent out a tweet saying full transbay service is expected to be restored by 4 p.m.

1 p.m.: BART officials say they expect trains to be single tracking (trains running in both directions but sharing a single track) throught the Transbay Tube by 4 .m.

2:15 a.m.: A fire broke out at a construction site adjacent to the West Oakland station. The fire damaged porcelain insulators and other electrical equipment and BART was forced to halt service in the transbay Tube.

Read the full story about the fire and BART disruption.

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