(KRON) BART will not be running regular service between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord stations Monday morning. Testing over the weekend ended with BART making the decision to keep running shuttle trains between the stations.From BART: This testing made clear that the system is not ready to return to weekday regular service as some trains experienced propulsion problems while traveling through that stretch of track.
BART will operate 2 shuttle trains between Pittsburg/Bay Point and North Concord/Martinez with a train leaving every 10 minutes.
BART does not know the source of the voltage spikes that have been plaguing the East Bay line for weeks
Here’s the latest on service btwn Pittsburg/Bay Point & N. Concord and what to expect for the morning commute https://t.co/vuaO83wKPO
– SFBART (@SFBART) April 3, 2016
On Saturday BART announced it would run normal service. That didn’t last long due to the testing.
Train service between the two stations has been halted ever since a voltage spike that damaged the propulsion systems of around 50 train cars. The problem first reported the morning of March 16.
Since then, passengers have had to rely on shuttle buses to transport them between the two stations.