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San Fran's BART service completely halted by computer problem

San Francisco's public transit service, BART, was running early on Saturday, stopping all train traffic for several hours before limited service was restored. div.group> p: first-child "/> Bay Area Rapid Transit said Saturday that crews work overnight on BART's uninterruptible power supply to problems that impacted the power supply system and train control routing system. Without these systems, a BART statement said, it is impossible to safely dispatch its trains for service. "BART spokesperson Alicia Trost told CNBC via email about 9 a.m. local time The transit agency announced earlier it had multiple crews working to get the problem resolved, but for now, it arranged for bus agencies to provide free trips for service between stations. 430,000 and it connects downtown San Francisco with the East Bay region cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont and other communities. The transit system also provides trips to SFO, the San Francisco airport, for about 4 million people annually. Some regular BART riders trying to get to work Saturday are frustrating about the outage, taking to Twitter and suggesting they would need to resort to ride share services such as Uber. https://twitter.com/gaperez10/status/1104414502890627072 There also were commuters who refused to use services like Uber trips after learning about the BART shutdown https://twitter.com/mikaelawhy/status/1104408789996859392 This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

San Francisco’s public transit service, BART, was running early on Saturday, stopping all train traffic for several hours before limited service was restored. div.group> p: first-child “/>

Bay Area Rapid Transit said Saturday that crews work overnight on BART’s uninterruptible power supply to problems that impacted the power supply system and train control routing system. Without these systems, a BART statement said, it is impossible to safely dispatch its trains for service.

“BART spokesperson Alicia Trost told CNBC via email about 9 a.m. local time

The transit agency announced earlier it had multiple crews working to get the problem resolved, but for now, it arranged for bus agencies to provide free trips for service between stations.

430,000 and it connects downtown San Francisco with the East Bay region cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont and other communities. The transit system also provides trips to SFO, the San Francisco airport, for about 4 million people annually.

Some regular BART riders trying to get to work Saturday are frustrating about the outage, taking to Twitter and suggesting they would need to resort to ride share services such as Uber.

There also were commuters who refused to use services like Uber trips after learning about the BART shutdown

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.

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