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Second BART fire in East Bay; more delays

By Chris Myers
Saturday, May 10th, 2008 at 8:08 am in Uncategorized.

By Bay City News Service

A second fire ignited at a Bay Area Regional Transit substation
this morning, which means there will be no train service for several more
hours for passengers traveling between the Fremont and Hayward stations,
spokesman Linton Johnson said at 11:35 a.m.

A test train was running between the Hayward and Fremont to see if
mechanical problems from the first fire were resolved, according to Johnson.

When the train turned around in Fremont and headed back to Hayward it crossed
over something that apparently caused the second fire at the South Hayward
substation.

Fire crews quickly put out the flames, and BART crews were
continuing to work and find out what was going on in that area, Johnson said.

A fire at about 4:35 a.m. in the South Hayward train yard cut
power to the Hayward, South Hayward, Union City and Fremont stations, Johnson
said.

Bus bridges began operating at about 6:30 a.m., with two buses
running south and two running north between the Fremont and Bay Fair
stations, Johnson said. Service was restored to the Hayward station at about
7:30 a.m.

Other BART service is operating regularly.

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