Caltrain experiencing delays due to 'mechanical' failure 

Trying to head home on Caltrain? Think again. The rail transportation that serves most of the peninsula is experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes after a train broke down during the evening commute.

A Baby Bullet train leaving from San Jose on its way to San Francisco broke down at the Mountain View station around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Caltrain spokeswoman Christine Dunn.

The train experienced “mechanical” failure, Dunn said.

Passengers were taken off that train while crews worked to move it off the track to continue normal service. Another train heading to San Francisco arrived by 7:10 p.m. to transport riders up the Peninsula.

It made all local stops.

The incident, however, caused system wide delays of up to 36 minutes, Dunn said. The affected train however, has been removed from the Mountain View station and trains are expected to be on time within the next hour.

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