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Lafayette and Orinda stations affect by BART delays this morning

By scarney
Friday, August 7th, 2009 at 2:21 pm in Lafayette, Orinda.

BART riders at the Lafayette and Orinda stations were forced to wait longer than normal this morning as trains were delayed going in both directions.

The delays were caused when a train hit an unknown object on the tracks between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill just before 5:00 a.m. The train had to be removed from the tracks to be taken to BART’s maintenance yard.

BART went to a single-track system until the damaged train was removed.

BART riders heading into San Francisco experienced delays of 15 minutes, while riders headed in the Pittsburgh direction experienced delays as long as 20 minutes.

BART is reporting that all trains are currently back on schedule.

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