Embarcadero BART station re-opens after person fatally hit by train

UPDATE 8:04 P.M.: There is a 15-minute system-wide delay due to the incident.

UPDATE 6 P.M.: Even though the station is open, BART commuters should still expect major delays.

UPDATE 5:41 P.M.: San Francisco Bay Ferry is running an extra ferry to the East Bay to help accommodate crowds during this evening’s commute, ferry officials said.

UPDATE: The Embarcadero station has re-opened.

UPDATE 5:12 P.M.: Long lines reported at the Embarcadero Station as a result of the crash.

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UPDATE 4:40 P.M.: The station is expted to re-open by 5 p.m. Tune in to KRON4 News at 5 for the latest.

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San Francisco (KRON) Update 3:13pm

A person hit by a BART train died in an apparent suicide at San Francisco’s Embarcadero station this afternoon, BART and fire officials said.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the fire department received reports that a male standing on the BART platform jumped in front of an oncoming train. The medical examiner’s office was called to the station about an hour later.

The station remains closed and systemwide delays persist. The person was hit by a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train at about 1:25 p.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

BART is running limited single-track service through the Embarcadero station on the San Francisco International Airport-Pittsburg/Bay Point line, but all other lines that run through the station are being turned around, Allison said.

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A major medical emergency at BART’s Embarcadero station in San Francisco is causing major delays systemwide, an agency spokesman said.

An East bound Dublin Pleasanton from Daly City train struck someone on the tracks.

The medical emergency was reported at 1:25 p.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said.

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The Embarcadero Station is closed. Only yellow line trains are running through that station on 1 of the 2  tracks.

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KRON4 is sending a reporter to the scene and working on additional details. bart2

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