What began as a 10-minute snarl has turned into something more significant Monday morning, when a "medical emergency" on a BART train occurred in a San Francisco station.
Just before 9 a.m., BART tweeted that a medical emergency had been reported at Embarcadero Station.
10 min delay at EMBR in SFO and MLBR dirs due to a medical emergency.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) November 16, 2015
By 9:11 a.m. that 10-minute delay had been amended to a "major delay" for the entire system, due to an incident on an train in the Embarcadero station.
Major delay system wide due to a medical emergency on board a train at EMBR.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) November 16, 2015
According to Bay City News, trains were held while emergency officials responded to reports that a man on board an SFO-bound train had a medical emergency.
"Although the man was alert and awake, he wouldn’t get off the train," causing the delay to lengthen. By 9:20, officials say, trains started to move again, though delays were expected to persist as service normalized.
@SFBARTalert it's not a delay when no trains are moving. It's a shut down.— Eden Golshani (@edeng) November 16, 2015