BART has stopped service through the Transbay Tube Thursday afternoon while crews respond to a damaged gas line, officials said.
The incident has sparked major system-wide delays, BART said.
Officials said a third-party contractor hit the PG&E gas line outside of the West Oakland BART station.
BART in a tweet provided the following update:
“Oakland Fire Dept. is reporting to us a construction company damaged a natural gas pipeline near the West Oakland Station. They have instructed us that trains are not to travel through the Tube. Service through the tube has been suspended until further notice.”
No other information was immediately available.
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