SAN FRANCISCO — A rush-hour transit train carrying 300 commuters derailed Friday morning near the site of a derailment earlier this month. No one was injured, authorities said.
The incident occurred at 7:15 a.m. between the Daly City and Balboa Park stations of Bay Area Rapid Transit, BART spokesman Sy Mouber said. Passengers on the Fremont-bound train, which was headed for downtown San Francisco, were jostled but all walked off the tracks to a maintenance platform and were transported onward in 20 buses, he said.
A switch failure occurred at about the same time, although officials were not immediately certain if it was the cause of the derailment, Mouber said.
Capt. Jim Rowlands of the Daly City Fire Department, which was called to the scene to make sure passengers were evacuated safely, said the rear truck of the lead car came off the tracks but the other seven cars did not derail. Some signal lights and other equipment were damaged, he said.
Earlier this month, a BART train carrying no passengers derailed not far from the spot of Friday's incident.