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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

BART: Trains Back on Track After Power Outage, No Delays Expected

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 3:44 PM

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  • All kinds of outages in Berkeley

All 57 BART trains were running on time as of 4 p.m. after a power outage shutdown stations in Berkeley.

At about 11:15 a.m., a substation in Berkeley lost power when a truck hit a pole and knocked the power out to 27,000 Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers -- including BART.

BART closed stations and ran the trains at reduced speeds between Ashby and the North Berkeley, officials said. A bus bridge helped carry passengers during the closure.

There were delays until about 1:30 p.m.

"We're back on track," said Jim Allison, spokesman for BART.

So we can expect a smooth evening commute home?

"I'll go out on a limb and say 'yes,'" Allison said with a chuckle.

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