Wheelchair stuck on BART tracks causes major delays

BART reported major delays in San Francisco on Tuesday due to a wheelchair falling on the train tracks at the Civic Center station.

BART spokesperson Jim Allison said the wheelchair got stuck beneath a train car and its wheel, causing crews to close the trackway and remove it, which he said was "not an easy process."

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It is unclear how the wheelchair fell onto the platform, Allison said. The problem was initially reported around 11:45 a.m.

The BART operations control center predicts getting back to normal service shortly before 12:30 p.m., he said.

BART recommends riders to transfer onto Muni Metro or bus line 14 as trains single-tracked between Montgomery and 16th St. Mission stations.