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BART delays: Person fell onto downtown San Francisco station tracks

A passenger sits in a BART train at Civic Center Station in San Francisco on May 11, 2023. | Source: RJ Mickelson/The Standard

BART service was delayed on Monday morning after a person suffering from a medical emergency fell onto San Francisco's Civic Center station's trackway.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m., BART tweeted about a 10-minute delay in the Daly City, Millbrae and San Francisco International Airport directions due to a police response at the station. About 15 minutes later, the delay expanded to 20 minutes with trains not stopping at the station.

By 9:50 a.m., the delays were continuing, but trains resumed travel through the station.

In a statement late Monday morning, spokesperson Anna Duckworth said a person was safely removed from the trackway, with preliminary information saying they had suffered "some sort of medical issue."

Initial reports from San Francisco Fire Department said it had responded to a fire on the platform but later said on Twitter it was a medical emergency. The person involved was taken to a local hospital for treatment, the department said.

BART also dealt earlier with an obstruction along the trackway between the system's Coliseum and San Leandro stations, as well as a briefly disabled train between the 16th Street and 24th Street Mission stations.

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