It's been a rough Monday for BART, with equipment problems causing delays on the Pittsburg/Bay Point Line at 7:30 and in in Downtown Oakland at 9. This photo was taken at around 10 a.m., an issue we assume is related to the "10-minute delay at 24th St. Mission in the East Bay direction due to an equipment problem on a train" BART announced at the same time, a delay that was bumped up to a "20-minute delay at San Francisco stations in the East Bay direction due to an equipment problem on a train" as of 10:15.
Update: BART spokesperson Jim Allison tells CBS5 that "a typical propulsion problem likely related to the train’s brakes" caused the train to get smoky "between the Glen Park and 24th Street Mission stations."
Passengers of the smoky train were let off at 24th Street station, and no injuries were reported.
. @igb The car had a propulsion problem that created some smoke. We turned on ventilation and all is safe. Train taken out of service.— SFBART (@SFBART) October 26, 2015