We're getting reports via a perturbed BART rider that "something has been released" causing passengers to start coughing on the lead car of a BART train at West Oakland Station. Another rider says that "noxious fumes" have caused a BART service delay, and posted a picture of passengers waiting on the platform by a stalled train.
We'll update you as we learn more.
"Something has been released" in the lead car at West Oakland BART station (SFO direction) causing coughing. Scary phrasing of announcement.— Wesley Baugh (@WesleyBaugh) August 22, 2014
BART delay at W Oakland due to noxious fume on train pic.twitter.com/sqNghiCzNF— Sarah Fine (@fineplanner) August 22, 2014
Stuck on the Bart underground while the train front of us goes offline because of “spray” and is being evacuated. Uhm, what?!— Jake Desaulniers (@desaulniers) August 22, 2014
Update: BART now says it's "recovering" from a 15-minute, system-wide delay due to "police activity" at West Oakland.
BART recovering: 15- min delay system wide due to police activity at WOAK.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) August 22, 2014