'Smoking Train' Delays BART

A BART train had the brakes on going through the Transbay Tube.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Mar 8, 2012  |  Updated 12:31 PM PDT
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'Smoking Train' Delays BART

No smoking, but a train did anyway.

The days of smoking cars on rail transit returned to BART this morning.

A train heading to San Francisco through the Transbay Tube started smoking at 7:30 a.m. because the brakes were on, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The train "rolled slowly" through the Embarcadero Station and stopped trains going in both directions for 10 minutes, the newspaper reported.

About 45 minutes later, a passenger in a train near 19th Street in Oakland passed out, the newspaper reported. That train halted while crew and other passengers attended to the passed out individual at 8:18 a.m.

The passenger declined any treatment, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.
 

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