BART recovering from run-in with car debris 

A BART train in West Oakland ran into a piece of metal from an automobile that dropped from the highway above on Thursday morning, delaying the morning commute toward The City for about 15 minutes.

A Daly City-bound train near the station ran into the debris and stalled traffic.

The train hit the debris around 8:30 a.m. and passengers, per procedure, were told to get off the train while BART inspectors checked the tracks and the vehicle, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.

The size of the piece of debris "was enough that it caused us to stop and get out and inspect and realize that we could run trains around the debris," Johnson said.

It took about 20 minutes to rehabilitate BART trains running out of the East Bay through to Millbrae. Subsequently all trains behind it were delayed for about 15 or 20 minutes, Johnson said.

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