UPDATE: BART Service Resumes Full Service for Commuters

An accident between a train and a pedestrian closed the Lake Merritt station, which is now reopened. The man has been taken to the hospital. BART says there may be residual delays.

From Bay City News:

BART service has resumed after a person was hit by a train at the
Lake Merritt station this afternoon, but passengers should still expect major
system-wide delays.

The Lake Merritt Station reopened and service resumed in both directions around 3:50 p.m., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. However,
passengers should expect residual delays of 30 to 40 minutes.

The station was closed just after 2:50 p.m. when a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train struck a person on the tracks as it approached Platform 1, Trost said.

The person, who was on the tracks for an unknown reason when the train pulled into the station, survived and was taken to a hospital.

"Police officers observed him walking and talking during the incident," Trost said.

Trains began traveling through the station on a single track around 3:20 p.m., and at 3:50 p.m. full service was restored.

Andy Smith August 10, 2012 at 10:45 PM
I have a friend stuck at BART in downtown SF right now. He says it's a MESS!! If you're a BART commuter reading this, stay where you are and let this mess settle down. Have a drink, or go eat an early dinner, or something...this one's gonna take a while to get back to normal.
Autumn Johnson August 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Might be a good time to read and get a laugh to help ease the stress of Friday commute misery: Have You Seen the "BART Idiot Hall of Fame"? http://patch.com/A-wNfZ
BP August 11, 2012 at 05:39 AM
Maybe you call the person who was hit family and they can LAUGH also. Or maybe do your job and find out in 2012 somebody can be in front of a train.


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