A fire that appeared to have started on the tracks underneath a Pittsburg-bound BART train at Orinda station Wednesday evening caused some delays into the morning commute this a.m. because of a disabled train. No one was injured and everyone was evacuated from the train at Orinda on Wednesday, however the fire did cause enough damage to the train that it was stuck there until early this morning.
Full service was restored as of 6:20 a.m. this morning, however starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday the system from Orinda eastward had to operate with a single track.
What seemed to be a simple track fire caused some damage to a 1,600-pound metal motor reactor which had to be removed before the disabled train could be moved out of the station.
The ordeal caused some headaches for those traveling east last night, and those eastbound commuters early this morning.
Firefighters still don't know what caused the blaze.