FILE – A train at the BART station in downtown Berkeley. All stations were closed Sunday morning due to a system-wide computer glitch.
FILE – A train at the BART station in downtown Berkeley. All stations …
BART commuters today will have to look for an alternative method of public transport.
All trains were delayed by a system-wide computer glitch early Sunday morning, not performing as planned until stations opened at 8 a.m., according to a statement shared by the agency on Twitter.
Now, Bay Area stations will remain “closed until further notice” while BART officials deal with the issue. Partner transport agencies including Muni, AC Transit, VTA, Tri Delta, CCCTA, and WHEELS will provide bus service in the interim, and alternate routes can be found in the trip planner on the BART website. .
BART remains CLOSED until further notice. Look for other transportation options. Partner transport agencies provide bus service throughout BART’s service area, including MUNI, AC Transit, VTA, Tri Delta, CCCTA and WHEELS.
– SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) September 13, 2020
AC Transit will provide Transbay service on the F line from the intersection of Center St. and Shattuck in downtown Berkeley to the Salesforce Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. Oakland commuters can take the NL line from 20th St. and Broadway to the same destination.
View the full service notice here.
“Staff are working to determine the root cause,” BART said in a 9:10 am update. “We don’t have an ETA yet as to when it will be resolved. ”
At 10:54 a.m., SFMTA said it was in the process of acquiring four shuttle buses to transport BART passengers between BART stations in Glen Park, Balboa Park and Daly City. Muni will also operate from downtown San Francisco to Mission St. in Daly City on line 14R.
“We will continue (continue) to diagnose the problem and trains are strategically moved to parts of the system to be staged when service resumes,” BART said in a subsequent update.
This is a developing story and will be updated with more information.
Amanda Bartlett is an SFGATE digital journalist. Email: [email protected]