BART station reopens

September 16, 2008 9:41:44 PM PDT
The Bay Area Rapid Transit Richmond station reopened around 6:40 p.m. today following an incident that killed one person on the tracks, a BART spokesman said.

The incident was reported around 4:10 p.m. when a person was seen under a train, prompting the closure of the Richmond station, according to BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

The Contra Costa County coroner's office was able to remove the body from the tracks by around 6:25 p.m. but the circumstances of the incident is continuing to be investigated, Johnson said.

Although Johnson said he didn't know how long delays would last, by about 6 p.m. there were still delays systemwide of up to 15 minutes.