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Major BART Delays After Person Was Fatally Struck By Train At Pleasant Hill Station

PLEASANT HILL (CBS SF) — A person was struck and killed by a train at the Pleasant Hill BART station Thursday morning, shutting down the station and prompting delays of about 20 minutes, a BART spokeswoman said.

Officers were notified that someone had been struck by a train at the Pleasant Hill station at 1365 Treat Blvd. in unincorporated Walnut Creek around 10:05 a.m., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

BART police located the person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trost told KCBS that BART police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

“What we do know is that the patron was on the platform when the emergency services arrived so it’s not clear if the patron was in the trackway or went to the platform or leaning over the platform. We don’t know the circumstances surrounding the incident are yet,” she said.

Trains are single-tracking through the area but are not stopping at the Pleasant Hill station.

The closure has prompted delays of about 20 minutes on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line, Trost said.

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