BART resumes service at N. Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point after weeks of repairs

Bay City News
Saturday, April 2, 2016
A BART train is seen on a platform in this undated image.
A BART train is seen on a platform in this undated image.

CONCORD, Calif. -- Normal train service resumed between two East Bay BART stations on Saturday after more than two weeks without train service in the area due to an electrical glitch.

Trains are running in both directions between the North Concord/Martinez and Pittsburg/Bay Point BART stations, BART officials said.

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The regular train service will last all weekend and BART officials hope to continue the service through the Monday morning commute.

"This is part of our testing to reinsure we can return to regular service without experiencing any problems," BART spokeswoman Denise Gonzalez said in a recorded message.

Train service between the two stations has been halted ever since a voltage spike that damaged the propulsion systems of around 50 train cars.

The problem first reported the morning of March 16.

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Since then, passengers have had to rely on shuttle buses to transport them between the two stations.

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