Civic Center Station is now open. We're resuming regular train operations. Residual delays will remain systemwide and will decrease w/ time.— SFBART (@SFBART) March 17, 2017
We apologize for the headache the closure caused - safety of riders comes first! Huge thank you to @sfmta_muni for providing mutual aid.— SFBART (@SFBART) March 17, 2017
The station was closed for about an hour, reopening just before 10:30 a.m.
BART closed the station earlier Friday morning, saying that they were investigating a suspicious item. BART officials later wrote on Twitter that there was a bomb threat against the station.
The station was closed and evacuated. Trains did not run through the station during the closure, starting at about 9:30 a.m. All trains headed to San Francisco from both directions had to turn around for about an hour as police dogs searched the station.
The search also halted San Francisco Municipal Railway service through Civic Center station. Above the station, Market Street was closed to both vehicle traffic and pedestrians.
The street has reopened and train traffic has resumed, but there are residual delays throughout the system.
If you are trying to get to the airport, seek alternate transportation as we don't want you to miss your flight. This could be awhile.— SFBART (@SFBART) March 17, 2017
UPDATE: Metro bus shuttles b/t Castro and 4th/King. Due to police activity on Market, buses will route to Mission St.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) March 17, 2017
UPDATE: Police activity now blocking Market Street. Market Street lines re-routing onto Mission Street at 10th St.— SFMTA (@sfmta_muni) March 17, 2017