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BART Track Problem Delays Trains On AM Commute

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A BART train at a station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A trackside problem on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in San Francisco has been repaired Monday morning, a spokesman said, though trains were still running at least 10 minutes behind schedule.

The trackside mechanical problem occurred between the Embarcadero and Montgomery stations beginning at about 5:45 a.m., BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.

Trains were single-tracked through the area until repairs were made at about 6:30 a.m., Johnson said.

All scheduled San Francisco-bound trains were in operation as of 6:45 a.m.

Monday’s delays follow a derailment Sunday which injured three passengers and damaged BART cars and tracks in Concord.  Service on the Bay Point/Pittsburg line was disrupted until repairs were completed early Monday morning.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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