BART service resumes after train derailment in Daly City

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)–A major system-wide delay has been reported on BART this afternoon after a train derailed in Daly City, BART officials said.

The last two cars of nine-car Dublin/Pleasanton bound train derailed just outside the Daly City station around 2:55 p.m.

All service stopped between Balboa Park and Colma in the SFO, Millbrae and East Bay directions, but later resumed around 4:35 p.m.

There were 24 people on board the train, but no injuries were reported.

BART is working to begin single-tracking trains throughout the area but passengers are advised to expect major delays throughout the evening.

The cause of the derailment is still under investigation, but a BART spokesman said that it doesn’t appear to be the result of any issues with the train operator.

BART Spokesperson Alicia Trost released the following update:

The derailment that occurred on Saturday May 20th at 2:55 pm occurred at a rail joint about 400 feet from the Daly City platform.  A rail joint is where two sections of rail are mechanically joined. It involved two cars in the middle of a nine-car Dublin/Pleasanton bound train.

There is an active investigation to determine the cause of the derail.

The area of rail was last inspected on May 18, 2017 and measured on April 13, 2017 and both checked out fine.   This is not the section of track where crews worked on last year when we had track closures in that area.

The derail caused damage to the third rail and the two train cars involved.  There was minor damage to the track and the nearby interlocking wasn’t damaged.

Crews made the necessary fixes to be able to run train service on the track over the week.  There are some additional track component replacements that will take place tonight during the overnight hours.

We do not have cost estimates related to this incident yet.



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