Regular BART service was resuming Thursday morning after a chase by Walnut Creek police led to a car crashing into a fence near the train tracks, causing major delays, a BART spokesman said.
The problem was reported at 7:49 a.m. as an obstruction on the tracks between the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek stations, BART spokesman Jim Allison said.
BART officials learned that Walnut Creek police were pursuing a suspect who crashed his car into a fence along the trackway near Walden and Jones roads, pushing the fence to within about three feet of the tracks, Allison said.
Trains had to single-track through the area while crews removed the vehicle, according to Allison. He said the car was removed and service began again in both directions as of about 8:40 a.m.
Certain eastbound trains on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line that only run during commute hours had to turn around at the Lafayette station as a result of the incident, he said.