Delays continue to plague BART 

BART resumed normal service throughout its system for Tuesday evening commute following the latest service outage, agency officials said.

A power outage that occurred at 1:15 p.m. at the Montgomery Street station temporarily knocked out BART’s speed-control system, forcing trains to travel below 25 mph between San Francisco and the East Bay, according to agency spokesman Jim Allison. Trains are capable of traveling up to 80 mph.

As a result, passengers experienced major delays throughout the system, and service from Richmond and Fremont to Daly City was temporarily suspended, Allison said.

At 2:15 p.m., the problem was identified and service returned to normal, although passengers continued to experience residual delays until 4 p.m., Allison said. By 4:30 p.m., all 60 trains in the system were traveling on time.

On Sunday, a BART train derailed outside the Concord station, causing major delays in the East Bay. And Monday, a computer malfunction resulted in 15-minute setbacks during the morning commute.

wreisman@sfexaminer.com

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