Closed BART station. Photo by Carolyn Deancy.
The The Glen Park BART station reopened at 6:10, almost three hours after it was closed when a man was found on the Richmond-bound tracks. Local television stations descended on the station to report the story and early on a helicopter hovered overhead.
Glen Park Association safety director Carolyn Deacy went to the BART station and spoke with police, who told her they were clearing the tracks. The coroner’s van took the body away just before 5:45. BART police took measurements and gathered information at the scene and were able to reopen it at 6:10.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the man was found under a Richmond-bound train. BART police Lt. Tyrone Forte told the paper that the man was still breathing 20 minutes after officers responded, but that he was declared dead at about 4:30 p.m.
The station was evacuated and power was shut off on the northbound side, Forte said.
There were over 30 minute delays to all stops south of Glen Park.
Trains downtown and to the East bay continued to run through the station did not stop.