Michael Howerton/The S.F. ExaminerPassengers at the West Oakland BART station try to cram on to a train about 9 a.m. Wednesday after a small track fire at the Embarcadero station caused major systemwide delays.

BART service resuming after smoke on tracks at Embarcadero causes major delays

Regular BART service is resuming into and out of San Francisco after major delays caused earlier Wednesday by smoke reported on the trackway near the Embarcadero station, a BART spokeswoman said.

The smoke was reported about 8:05 a.m. and prompted the shutdown of one of the tracks, forcing trains to single-track into and out of San Francisco, BART spokeswoman Denisse Gonzalez said.

The smoke was cleared and regular service was resuming as of about 8:50 a.m. with residual delays of up to 30 minutes for some trains, Gonzalez said.

She said earlier reports of a small trackside fire have not been confirmed and that crews are still trying to determine what caused the smoke.BARTBay Area NewsEmbarcadero stationSan Francisco public transitTransittransportation

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