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Equipment Problem On BART Train In Oakland Causes Major Delays On System

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- An equipment problem on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train has led to major delays on the system Thursday afternoon.

BART reported the equipment failure on a train between Lake Merritt and West Oakland stations. The problem was causing major delay in the SFO, Millbrae, Daly City and East Bay directions, BART said.

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BART passengers wait for a train at Embarcadero Station during a major delay caused by an equipment problem on a train in Oakland, Feb. 27, 2020. (Tim Fang)

Passengers at Embarcadero Station in San Francisco were massed on the platform around 3:30 p.m. Thursday waiting on trains.

No word on what the nature of the equipment problem was.

At 3:45 p.m. BART tweeted the system was recovering from the delays.

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