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BART Red Line Service Between Richmond, Millbrae/SFO Remains Shut Down

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/BCN) -- BART's Red Line service continues to be shut down due to power issues between Richmond and Millbrae/SFO, BART officials announced early Monday.

Officials advise travelers to use the Orange Line, which runs from Richmond to Berryessa station, or the Yellow Line for service between Antioch and SFO and transfer to MacArthur station for SFO or transfer at 19th St./Oakland toward Richmond.

No estimate was provided for a resumption of the Red Line service. Visit for real-time service updates.

The line was taken down earlier this month by a broken power cable between the El Cerrito Plaza and Ashby stations. The power cable, which General Manager Bob Powers said has been in use "for a long, long time."

Shane Edwards, BART's assistant general manager of operations, said the agency hopes to resume full Red and Orange Line service "in the coming weeks."

"We are in a delicate state," Edwards told the BART Board of Directors. "We will continue to make decisions as we go forward taking that into account."

The power issues have led to BART operating on only the Orange Line between Oakland and Richmond and running shuttle trains between the SFO and Millbrae stations.

BART officials have also considered running shorter trains than the standard 10 cars at increased frequencies in an effort to reduce the service demands between the MacArthur and Richmond stations.

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