A "major medical emergency" was reported at the Powell Street BART Station Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m., with the whole station shut down and emergency personnel on the scene.
As BART spokesperson Chris Filippi explains, "A person was on the tracks for an unknown reason as a train was approaching and a collision occurred." As of 3:15 p.m., Powell Station remained closed and BART service is limited systemwide.
Filippi says that Antioch-Millbrae trains and Dublin/Pleasanton-Daly City trains are single-tracking through the station, and other trains are being turned back before they reach Powell. As you can imagine, this is creating backups and major delays throughout the BART system.
Mutual aid is available through both Muni and AC Transit, with those services accepting BART tickets temporarily.
Update: It's been confirmed that the person hit by the train has died. And Powell Station reopened as of 4:45 p.m.
There is a major delay at Powell St. in the East Bay direction due to a major medical emergency. Mutual aid is available from Muni.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) September 19, 2019
A train fatally struck a person one week ago at 24th Street, shutting down that station for two hours Thursday evening. A similar situation occurred last month when a man was injured after being hit and caught under a train at Montgomery Station.
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