BART service has been restored through Downtown Oakland. Trains for all destinations will make normal stops at 19th St Oakland and 12th St Oakland City Center.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 20, 2021
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.
Due to the gas leak in the 19th St Oakland area, trains are NOT running through the area. SF/Daly City bound Red and Yellow Line trains are turning back at MacArthur. Richmond and Antioch bound trains are turning back at 12th St Station. Working with OFD to resolve situation. https://t.co/AmOTmbJngO— SFBART (@SFBART) March 20, 2021
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.
There is a station closure at 19th St. Oakland due to a gas leak in the area. There is no train service through downtown Oakland stations at this time.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 20, 2021
At 19th St. Oakland the entrances at 19th St and 20th St are closed due to a matter being investigated. Please use the entrance at 17th St to access the station.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) March 20, 2021
Fire and PG&E crews responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.
Bay City News contributed to this report