bart_generic.jpgBART service in San Francisco was plagued with delays Friday, after a train broke down in one station, and another station lost power.

In the first incident, BART trains are experienced major delays for hours Friday afternoon because of a disabled train at San Francisco’s Civic Center station, according to a BART dispatcher.

The train broke down at about 3:20 p.m., the dispatcher said, and caused significant delays for trains headed toward Daly City, Millbrae, SFO, and the East Bay.

Commuters only had a few hours of calm before BART had a second issue at 8:45 Friday night, when Montgomery Street station lost power.

The station was closed for almost 30 minutes, until power was restored at around 9:10 p.m., BART officials said.

Even after the station reopened, trains heading in all directions from downtown San Francisco are experienced significant delays Friday night, according to BART.

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