Mechanical problems impede BART service yet again 

Commuters dealt with another rush hour of BART delays Tuesday as eastbound trains in The City experienced a major slowdown during the evening commute due to mechanical problems, the transit agency said.

Trackside equipment that failed forced eastbound trains to travel less than 25 mph between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations, causing delays of 10 to 15 minutes, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.

The problem occurred in the same area that caused major delays during Monday’s evening commute, except that was due to an equipment problem on a train, Johnson said.

Unlike Monday’s issue, Tuesday’s mechanical problem was “manageable” and commuters may not have even noticed the delays, he said.

This is the third time in a week that mechanical issues have caused rush-hour delays on BART. On Friday, trains heading west to San Francisco experienced delays of up to 20 minutes after a train became stuck at the West Oakland station due to a mechanical problem.

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