UPDATE: East Bay BART Trains Running Again After Being Delayed Due to Police Activity

Trains were running between 20-30 minutes behind earlier this morning.

Update at 10:51 a.m.—

BART trains are running again in the East Bay after a brief disruption this morning while police inspected the tunnel near the Lake Merritt station in Oakland, an agency spokeswoman said.

Police activity was reported near the Lake Merritt BART station around 6:45 a.m., affecting service on the Dublin/Pleasanton, Fremont, Richmond and San Francisco/Daly City lines.
BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said police inspected the tunnel after an access door was found open. The search confirmed no one was inside the tunnel and trains resumed running through the area as of about 7:25 a.m., Trost said.

Original story:

BART trains are experiencing 20- to 30-minute delays in the Dublin/Pleasanton, Fremont, Richmond and San Francisco/Daly City directions due to police activity in Oakland this morning, according to BART officials.

The BART police activity at the Lake Merritt station in Oakland was reported around 6:45 a.m., a BART employee said.

No further details were immediately available.

—By Bay City News


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