PG&E power shutoff should not affect BART service

BART service should not be affected during PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff starting Wednesday, according to the transit agency. BART officials have said they have the “flexibility to pull power from other sections of our traction power supply system” to replace any power shut down in the shutoff, which is expected to affect nearly 800,000 people throughout much of Northern and Central California.

Generators will also help power equipment such as tunnel fans or other critical systems, according to BART. Escalators at BART stations using portable generators may be out of service, but elevators should be operational, the transit agency said.

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