Oakland BART service restored after gas leak in area, officials say

Saturday, March 20, 2021
A BART train is pictured in this undated file photo.
A BART train is pictured in this undated file photo.

OAKLAND, Calif. -- BART officials say service has been restored through Downtown Oakland after a gas leak was capped Saturday afternoon.

Trains for all destinations will make normal stops at 19th St Oakland and 12th St Oakland City Center, the agency tweeted at 1:30p.m. on Saturday.

The leak was reported at 9:35 a.m. after construction crews not affiliated with PG&E hit a 4-inch line at 20th Street and Broadway, PG&E said. The leak was stopped at 1:15 p.m.

At around 10a.m., BART tweeted that the two entrances to the 19th Street station closed around 10a.m. due to a gas leak investigation in the area.

As a result, no train service ran through the downtown Oakland stations.

At 11:40a.m., BART tweeted the 12th St. & Oakland City Center station also closed.

Fire and PG&E crews responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.

Bay City News contributed to this report