BART riders endured long lines at the Embarcadero station after a gas leak halted service between San Francisco and the East Bay on June 6, 2019.

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BART Shut Service Between San Francisco And East Bay Due To Gas Leak

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 06, 2019 - 3:01 pm

BART temporarily cut service between San Francisco and the East Bay because of a gas leak in West Oakland on Thursday afternoon. 

Service was restored at 3:19 p.m., about 30 minutes after it was halted in both directions. 

Although trains were again moving, BART warned that there would be "major delays"

"This is due to a PG&E gas pipeline leak that is near the West Oakland station," said BART spokeswoman Anna Duckworth. "The Oakland Fire Department is responding to this."

PG&E tweeted that its crews "have stopped the flow of gas and are working safely and quickly as possible to make repairs to a gas line damaged by a third-party construction company."

No passengers were caught in the Transbay Tube during the shutdown, although a train that was not in service needed to be removed, a BART official said. 

The train system had already experienced significant delays earlier in the day when a man became trapped under a train in the Embarcadero station. He was alive when emergency workers removed him, but his condition is unknown, BART officials said. 

Melissa Culross contributed to this report.