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BART reopens Oakland station after train hits, kills man

A BART train speeds past a passenger platform
BART reopened its MacArthur station in Oakland late Tuesday after a train struck a person in the trackway. | Source: Benjamin Fanjoy for The Standard

BART says normal train service resumed at an Oakland station that closed late Tuesday after a train fatally struck a man.

In an initial statement, spokesperson Chris Filippi said BART's MacArthur Station reopened shortly before midnight, but that major delays in service remained for riders along the system's Antioch, Berryessa, Richmond, SFO and Millbrae directions.

Filippi said the collision was first reported at 11:17 p.m. as a "major medical emergency" after "a person was on tracks for an unknown reason when a train approached."

When BART police and other first responders arrived, they found a 30-year-old man who was declared dead at the scene. Although BART police were investigating, there was no indication of foul play and "also no indication it’s related to train surfing," Filippi said.

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