UPDATE: BART derailment in Concord causes major delays, minor injuries reported 

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Part of a BART train in Concord headed toward San Francisco derailed this morning, causing major delays and some minor injuries, according to the agency.

BART spokesman Linton Johnson said wheels on the eighth and ninth cars of a 10-car train just leaving Concord station and headed to San Francisco International Airport came off the tracks at about 9:20 a.m. Johnson called it a “slow-speed derailment.”

About 65 people on the train, including some children, were evacuated, Johnson said.



Although initial reports from BART indicated there had been no injuries, Johnson said later reports to the fire department were that some people had minor injuries.

The Contra Costa County Fire Protection District reported that four people had been injured, and three hospitalized.

The incident stopped train traffic in both directions between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg-Bay Point, according to Johnson.

Johnson said at 11:30 a.m. that there would likely be no train service between the stations for at least a couple hours.

Buses are taking passengers to all stops between those two stations, but BART advised people in the area who are headed to San Francisco or Oakland to go to the Pleasant Hill or Walnut Creek stations.

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