Smoke on BART train prompts minor delay 

BART appears to be suffering from another malfunction in San Francisco after smoke was reportedly emitting from a train at the 24th Street station Thursday.

The incident was reported about 8:30 a.m. Smoke was apparently coming out of the lead car of a train, which prompted a technician to investigate and eventually establish ventilation, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

Passengers were removed from the train while the smoke dissipated, then were allowed back on and the train resumed service.

The ordeal prompted an 8-minute delay, Trost said.

Thursday's incident comes on the heels of a rough Wednesday for BART. That morning, a 10-inch-wide crack was discovered in the trackway between the Civic Center and 16th Street stations in San Francisco, causing hours of delays as crews repaired the problem.

The trackway was repaired shortly before 4 p.m. and service was back at normal levels by the evening commute.

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