BART riders face delays of up to 45 minutes due to disabled train 

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Commuters looking to ride BART into SFO are facing delays of up to 45 minutes, BART said.

Delays in the southbound direction were announced Wednesday around noon, according to BART reports.

A train heading in the southbound direction was stuck for about 45 minutes at Powell Street station. Riders intending to head south are looking at about a 45-minute delay.

The disabled train broke down at Powell at around 11:55 a.m. and is now headed toward the Daly City yard at about 10 mph. The train will be taken out of service for the rest of the day.

In a voice announcement, BART spokesperson Linton Johnson said a mechanical issue prevented the train from moving, though a precise problem couldn’t be identified.

Riders headed to the East Bay are currently experiencing minor delays, nothing compared with those in the San Francisco area, according to BART.

Travelers from the East Bay can comfortably make it the Civic Center Station, Johnson said in the announcement. Other southbound trains, however, are turning around and heading back to the East Bay until the disabled train is moved off the railway.

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