OAKLAND -- An equipment malfunction followed by weather-related issues on Friday created system-wide BART delays, BART officials said.

The issues began Friday morning and were resolved by about 1 p.m., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

About 5:30 a.m. the agency's operations control team received a report of a train control problem in the Transbay Tube, Trost said.

Trains were held for about 12 minutes so BART employees could reset computers in the Tube, she said.

As of 8:30 a.m., trains were experiencing 30-minute delays, Trost said.

Then about 9:30 a.m., weather problems continue to extend wait times for passengers, Trost said.

Some trains were switched to manual mode because rain pelting the tracks can create slick conditions, she said.

Trains were on a 15-minute delay through about 1 p.m. when service returned to normal, she said.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at 510-293-2469. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.



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