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Bay Area BART train derails, disrupting service

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm •  Published: February 22, 2014

CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — Northern California transit officials say service won't be restored on the Bay Area Rapid Transit's Pittsburg Bay Point line until at least Sunday, as crews work to repair tracks and a derailed train.

BART spokeswoman Jim Allison said in a statement Saturday that service between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg Bay Point is still suspended because both tracks are blocked at Concord.

Buses provided by AC Transit, Tri Delta and Contra Costa County Connection are serving the closed BART stations, and one shuttle train is operating.

An out-of-service train derailed about 6:20 p.m. Friday as it was leaving the Concord Station and going to Concord Yard.

Allison says BART has removed all four of the cars that were derailed and is trucking them to maintenance facilities for repairs.