Regular BART service temporarily back on East Bay line

A BART statement said the regular service is part of testing to determine the cause of a mysterious electrical problem that has vexed the line since March 16, forcing commuters to rely on shuttle trains or bus bridges to travel between the two stations.

Unexplained power surges north of the North Concord Station started zapping trains, damaging parts of the propulsion systems and knocking about 50 rail cars out of service.

The transit system resumed limited shuttle service, using only rail cars deemed less susceptible to surges, on March 21 and have been running them since.

The transit system still hopes to restore

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