Posted: Jun 14, 2012 3:14 PM by Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Bay Area Rapid Transit officials hope to restore limited service by this afternoon after a fire near a BART station shut down train service between San Francisco and Oakland Thursday morning.
People waited on lines more than a 100 deep to catch a bus into San Francisco. The California Highway Patrol said traffic on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was heavier than usual.
BART officials hope to have full service in place for the evening commute.
The fire broke out at a senior facility that was under construction near the West Oakland BART station around 2:15 a.m. It damaged electrical equipment, but the train tracks and the elevated concrete structure supporting them were not damaged.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities consider it suspicious.
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