BART reports major delays throughout the system after a reported bomb threat at Oakland’s Coliseum Station. The transit agency is urging riders to seek other forms of transportation.
Update, 9 a.m.: OK — crisis over, everyone. The latest word from BART:
BART recovering: coliseum has re-opened. We have established normal svc.
— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) July 25, 2014
Update, 8:55 a.m.: Trains have resumed running through BART’s Coliseum Station. Passengers are reportedly being allowed to enter the station, though they still can’t get off trains there.
Original post: BART spokesman Jim Allison says the bomb report came in via 911 at 7:40 a.m. The call came from a member of the public who said they had overheard someone else make the threat, Allison said.
The Coliseum Station closure directly impacts BART’s Fremont-Richmond, Fremont-Daly City and Daly City-Dublin/Pleasanton lines, but delays have rippled through the entire system. Trains are turning around at the Fruitvale and San Leandro stations and are not running through the Coliseum Station.
Coliseum Station remains closed due to police activity. Parallel bus service provided by AC Transit.
— SFBART (@SFBART) July 25, 2014
In an unrelated development, the BART system was awarded a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) transportation security grant of $17.4 million to secure the Transbay Tube against a potential terrorist attack.