Just minutes ago, the Oakland Airport Connector achieved something quite rare: Being delayed. In fact, the Connector completely shut down for about five minutes tonight, January 24th.
At the same time of the shutdown, an equipment problem near West Oakland was underway, which we attribute to the temporary shutdown of the Connector.
This is the third time the Airport Connector has gone down since its grand opening on November 22nd, 2014. The service between Coliseum BART and Oakland International Airport has an on-line performance of over 99%, much higher than the rest of the BART system.