Heat believed to be the cause of Bart train derailment in Concord
Concord, California – BART authorities have said that an early investigation into the partial train derailment that occurred in Concord on Tuesday suggests that heat had a role in the incident. High temperatures on Tuesday created a curve in the track, which led to the incident.
At around 6:27 p.m., Contra Costa Fire reported that nearly 50 passengers were successfully evacuated after the 10-car train that was headed to San Francisco derailed near Hastings Drive and David Avenue.
Con Fire said that a few of the passengers had minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Only one person was taken to the hospital.
Con Fire responded to the scene to put out spot fires caused by the derailment, and they were quickly extinguished.
According to Bart, around 70 workers remained on site throughout the night to remove the derailed train, cut out the damaged track and then replace it.