Dead Man Found On SF BART Train Prompts Major Delays

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Officials said Tuesday afternoon that foul play is not suspected in the death of a man who was found slumped over on the floor of a Bay Area Rapid Transit train Tuesday.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said the man was pronounced dead by paramedics who were called to the train around 2 p.m. after it had arrived at San Francisco’s Embarcadero station.

Trains are single-tracking around a train that is stopped at the station, causing delays of up to 30 minutes.

Allison says the train, which was heading to Millbrae from Richmond, remained stopped at the station until officials from the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s Office arrived and removed the body.

The Fremont-to-Daly City and Richmond-to-Daly City lines have stopped service through that station, and riders on those lines are being told to transfer to other lines.

There is still service between Pittsburg/Bay Point and SFO, and between Dublin/Pleasanton and Millbrae, he said. The Richmond-to-Fremont line is also up and running.

BART spokesman Jim Allison said he could not yet provide more details. The name of the man has not been released.

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