Riders at the Lafayette and Orinda BART stations tonight experienced delays as a result of an electrical fire that occurred in BART’s tunnel between the 12th Street and 19th Street stations in Oakland.
Trains were stopped Â briefly while the fire was dealt with. The fire, which was reported around 5:30 p.m., caused delays on all BART trains heading between the Pittsburgh/Bay Point direction and the Richmond direction.
Most trains during that time were delayed 15 to 20 minutes. Trains were back on time shortly after 6:30 p.m; however, trains did continue to use just one single track in the area where the fire occurred.