A duoble breakdown of southbound Caltrain commute trains this morning has caused an hour-long delay throughout the commute system.
The first train failed at 5:48 a.m. in Belmont and a second train was taken out of service to move it off the southbound tracks.
Then at 7:50 a.m. a second train broke down at San Mateo but the crew was able to restart it, according to Caltrain spokesperson Christine Dunn.
Dunn said the delays should last throughout the morning commute period.
An initial report was that three trains had broken down because of the second train being removed from service.
Dunn said the problems began at 5:48 a.m. when train #102 broke down at the Belmont station, and passengers were transferred to train #104.
Then at 7:15 a.m. train #206 was taken out of service at the San Carlos station so it could move train #102 out of the way, and passengers had to board trains #208 and #210.
Then at about 7:50 a.m. train #314 broke down at the San Mateo station, adding to the train tangle. But the crew was able to get it restarted and it left the station under its own power about 8:27 a.m., Dunn said.