Outage On BART
By Liset Villalta
Feb 25, 2007 - 1:09:00 AM
OAKLAND—A power outage in east Oakland robbed customers of power for a few
hours. The workers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company worked hard to fix the
substation problems caused by a small fire. People living in the
neighborhood were affected. This outage might have also been responsible for
the outage on the Bay Area Rapid Transit. Passengers aboard the BART were
stranded by the Oakland Coliseum for almost two hours. More than 200 riders
were evacuated from the train and taken to safety. No one was hurt and the
people aboard the train were calm and collected when escorted off to safety.
While the walk was only 15 minutes, some of the elderly people were not
evacuated and waited until the power was back on to be taken to their destinations.
The power was back on and running at 12:22 p.m.