A man died aboard a BART train Monday morning of an apparent overdose, a spokesman for the transit operator said.
At 11:17 a.m., a single call to first responders said an unresponsive man aboard an Antioch-bound Yellow Line train, BART spokesperson Chris Filippi said.
Despite the efforts of paramedics who responded to Concord station and provided life-saving measures, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office coroner’s division took custody of the body early Monday afternoon.
A sheriff’s deputy said the man’s identity was unavailable, pending next-of-kin notification.
The incident follows delays earlier Monday caused in part by a medical issue at Civic Center station, a disabled train between two San Francisco stations and a track obstruction between two East Bay stations.
BART is said to be heading for a “fiscal cliff” due to low ridership numbers. A 2022 satisfaction survey revealed that among the biggest concerns for riders were inadequate police presence, fears about personal security and issues around homeless riders.