Update, 5:25 p.m.: The airport connector between Oakland Coliseum BART station and Oakland Airport has been restored, according to BART.gov. The connector is running on limited service with trains operating every 20 minutes. The parallel bus service has been canceled.
BART's brand-new service to Oakland International Airport was shut down Friday, apparently by damage caused when a train hit storm debris on the track.
The $484 million system, which runs from BART's Coliseum Station to the airport, opened on Nov. 22.
Agency spokesman Jim Allison said problems began around 6 a.m. Friday when a train struck debris that had blown onto the track. That collision damaged the train's electrical systems. Service continued on the system's second track until 9:45 a.m., when a train that had been shuttling passengers broke down. At that point, the BART-to-OAK service was shut down while crews tried to figure out what went wrong.