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Person killed by BART train on tracks between Castro Valley, West Dublin-Pleasanton

Trains now fully operational, after service suspended for some time, agency officials say

Late Monday morning, a BART train fatally struck a person between the Castro Valley and West Dublin-Pleasanton stations, according to the transit agency.

After an hour-long service suspension and a few hours of limited, single-track service, train service through the area is now fully operational, said BART spokeswoman Anna Duckworth.

The agency first had reports of a train hitting someone on the tracks between the two stations at around 11:15 a.m., she said, at which point the agency immediately suspended service in both directions.

"It's unknown how this person came to be on the tracks," Duckworth said. The person hit died on-scene, and their identity has not been released.

Limited service was partially restored around 12:45 p.m., with trains single-tracked through the area, she said.

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The coroner arrived on the scene around 2:30 p.m., and five minutes later train service was fully restored, according to Duckworth.

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Person killed by BART train on tracks between Castro Valley, West Dublin-Pleasanton

Trains now fully operational, after service suspended for some time, agency officials say

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 12:58 pm
Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2018, 4:37 pm

Late Monday morning, a BART train fatally struck a person between the Castro Valley and West Dublin-Pleasanton stations, according to the transit agency.

After an hour-long service suspension and a few hours of limited, single-track service, train service through the area is now fully operational, said BART spokeswoman Anna Duckworth.

The agency first had reports of a train hitting someone on the tracks between the two stations at around 11:15 a.m., she said, at which point the agency immediately suspended service in both directions.

"It's unknown how this person came to be on the tracks," Duckworth said. The person hit died on-scene, and their identity has not been released.

Limited service was partially restored around 12:45 p.m., with trains single-tracked through the area, she said.

The coroner arrived on the scene around 2:30 p.m., and five minutes later train service was fully restored, according to Duckworth.

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Robert S. Allen
Livermore
on Dec 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm
Robert S. Allen, Livermore
on Dec 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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Over 3 hours for the coroner to arrive and full train service restored? Perhaps a deputy sheriff at Santa Rita should be made also a deputy coroner for the Tri Valley.


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