"First thing was, let me tell my boss I'm going to be late. Can't do anything now -- just wait," said Erikson Silva, Burlingame resident.
And wait he did, along with other passengers at the end of the line at the Millbrae station. At about 7 a.m. a train finally arrived, but people were disappointed in BART once again.
"I don't think much of them at all right now. I'm very unhappy with them," said Mary Gallagher, Burlingame resident.
At one point during the delay, BART officials were recommending people trying to get to SFO for a flight to find alternate transportation to the airport. Eventually, trains were arriving, but stress levels were high.
"I think it was 20 or 30 minutes. It's just stressful because you're trying to time everything and the next thing you know there's a BART delay. I'm like of all days of the year the BART has to be delayed on the day I'm going on vacation. It's just stressful," said Marina Ware, Concord resident.
BART will single track trains between Daly City and the 24th street stations until end of service today. They plan on making repairs overnight.
BART riders at 24 St. station headed to SFO/peninsula told:take alternative trans. due to track power cable issue. pic.twitter.com/BSDipE0wJB— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) August 12, 2016
BART Update- trains still not going south of 24th St Station in SF, find alt transportation to SFO, Peninsula. pic.twitter.com/MgzKJRPbaz— Alexis Smith (@AlexisABC7) August 12, 2016
Travelers and commuters FRUSTRATED! BART delays creating headaches big delays to SFO. pic.twitter.com/0ln659x1HU— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) August 12, 2016
BART says power cable causing big delays near 24th st. station. Trains stopped, turning back to east bay. #abc7now— Cbarnard (@CornellBarnard) August 12, 2016
A detailed BART service advisory has been issued: https://t.co/G8ClxdpM6v— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) August 12, 2016
Major delay at peninsula and SF stns in SFO, MLBR and East Bay dirs due to equip prob.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) August 12, 2016