5 a.m. BART trains are running normally this morning after inspections at the West Oakland station went well overnight. Thursday
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.
Alternate Transportation Options:
- AC Transit is providing 10 additional buses at 19th Street Station travelling to San Francisco, as well as regular Transbay bus service.
- The San Francisco Bay Ferry has enhanced service on the San Francisco/Oakland/Alameda and San Francisco-Alameda Harbor routes.