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BART System Shutdown

BART service is suspended and the system has been shutdown due to computer networking problems. No trains are moving at this time.

Regular service stopped around 5:30 pm when the computer problem first arose. All trains were switched to manual control so they could be taken to the nearest station and passengers could disembark. The problem is different than the switching problem that plagued the system on Tuesday.

There is no estimate as to when service will be restored so I suggest you find an alternate commute. If you're in downtown San Francisco and plan to wait it out, perhaps you'd like to join me for a drink at One Market.

Update - 6:40 PM
BART service is still shutdown. Still no word as to when it will resume.

Update 2 - 7:00 PM
Reports are starting to trickle in that service may be operational. I haven't confirmed this first hand, but hopefully I'll be heading home soon (on a crowded train I'm sure).

Update 3 - 7:05 PM
I can personally confirm that BART service has resumed. The Chronicle is also now reporting that service is operational.

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Annoyed
Thanks for being just about the only source I know of current information.
craigtheguru
Thanks, I appreciate the comment. This very reason is why I made the BARTsmart Widget and run the site, when problems arise there's no good source of information. And BART's site, forget about it, it rarely has up to the minute service information.

Anyhow, even if you're not a Mac user, feel free to check my site for the latest Bay Area transit news. But fear not, a PC widget will come eventually.

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