Bay Fair BART Station Reopens After Person Fatally Struck By Train

SAN LEANDRO (CBS SF) — A person was fatally struck on the train tracks at the Bay Fair BART station in San Leandro Thursday afternoon, resulting in significant delays and the closure of the station.

The incident began at 2:43 p.m. Trains were briefly being turned around before arriving at Bay Fair, but as of 3:09 p.m. they were single-tracking through the station, according to BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost.

One train was taken out of service, according to Trost.

The issue caused major delays in the Dublin/Pleasanton, Warm Springs, Richmond and Daly City directions.

As of about 3:09 p.m., trains were single tracking through the Bay Fair station without stopping.

The station reopened to normal traffic by about 4:30 p.m., over 90 minutes after the incident began.

Information about the victim, or what led to the fatal train strike, was not immediately available.

 

 

Earlier this week, passengers at the at the Civic Center Station in San Francisco took quick action to save the life of a person in crisis who climbed from the platform onto the tracks as a train approached the station, the agency said.

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