CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit train has derailed and blocked both sides of the track on the Pittsburg Bay Point line.
BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said in a statement Friday that the out-of-service train derailed about 6:20 p.m. as it was leaving the Concord Station and going to Concord Yard.
Crews will remain on scene all night working to clear the train and then begin emergency track work which is expected to continue all day on Saturday.
As of 8:20 p.m. Friday, 23 buses provided by AC Transit, Tri Delta and Contra Costa County Connection were serving the closed BART stations.
BART says it will operate shuttle service using buses and trains between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Bay Point Station into the evening on Saturday due to the emergency track work.
Trost says that for Saturday, BART recommends riders "access the BART system at Pleasant Hill Station if they are traveling in the San Francisco/Oakland direction. ...Trains will be picking up and dropping off at Pleasant Hill."
For travel between Pittsburg/Bay Point and Pleasant Hill, BART will have the following service in place which will result in significant delays: BART will operate a shuttle train between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord.
Buses will operate between North Concord, Concord and Pleasant Hill Stations. Passengers can then board a train at Pleasant Hill.