BART recovering from earlier train malfunction

OAKLAND (KTVU) -- BART was recovering from a delay that resulted Wednesday afternoon when a train with a faulty brake that was stuck in the Transbay Tube had to be moved off the track, a malfunction that backed up trains behind it.

The transit agency reported the problem around 3:40 p.m. just as the afternoon commute was shifting into high gear. 

BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said the brake on one of the trains were stuck in the on position, which prompted the delay. He said lights on the malfunctioning stopped train were off as crews worked to resolve the problem, plunging cars carrying passengers in virtual darkness..

The delay affected trains headed toward San Francisco from the East Bay.

The agency posted an advisory on its website warning of a 10-minute delay between East Bay Stations and San Francisco and Peninsula Stations in the SFO, Millbrae and Daly City directions.

Before 6 p.m., the agency posted a message on its website saying it was recovering from the delay and riders could expect a 20-minute delay systemwide.

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