Switching issues cause BART delays

BART riders had no choice but to wait Wednesday as track switching problems caused delays to both the morning and evening commutes.

The problem began at 8:09 a.m., just beyond the Daly City station toward Colma, when a train got stuck on a switch, according to BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

About 3 p.m., BART still had 13 of its 55 trains running on a delay.

The lingering problem continued into the evening rush hours, causing some routes to be rearranged, but with minimal delays for commuters traveling to the East Bay.

Trains from Fremont and Pitts-

burg/Bay Point were turned back to the East Bay at the 24th Street station into the evening commute, according to Johnson.

Evening commuters faced delays of about five to 10 minutes between the Colma and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations. In the afternoon, Pitts-

burg trains were traveling to the Colma station, farther than their normal stop of Daly City, according to BART. Dublin-Pleasanton trains were the only ones going to the San Francisco Airport. Service between Richmond and Daly City was halted early on Wednesday.

Passengers traveling beyond the 24th Street station were told to transfer at the MacArthur station before coming into San Francisco.

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