BART suffers systemwide delays as trains recover from track problem

A track problem in Oakland caused systemwide delays for BART in all directions early Thursday morning, officials said.

The track switches in the Oakland Wye — a junction underneath downtown Oakland where all routes converge into one line — stopped working around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, said Jim Allison, a BART spokesman.

Crews had to manually move the switches so that trains could continue toward San Francisco, Richmond, Antioch, Dublin/Pleasanton and Warm Springs/South Fremont.

The switch problem was resolved by 6 a.m., but residual delays of up to 30 minutes remain, Allison said.

Ashley McBride is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: ashley.mcbride@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @Ashleynmcb

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