Glen Park BART station reopened at 6:10 pm

Fire trucks at Glen Park BART. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

Fire trucks at Glen Park BART. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

People entering the BART station after it was closed for two hours due to a death on the tracks. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

People entering the BART station after it was closed for two hours due to a death on the tracks. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

Closed BART station. Photo by Carolyn Deancy.Closed BART station. Photo by Carolyn Deancy.

Reporters interviewing people at Glen Park BART. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

Reporters interviewing people at Glen Park BART. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

BART openingThe The Glen Park BART station reopened at 6:10, almost three hours after it was closed when a man was found on the Richmond-bound tracks.  Local television stations descended on the station to report the story and early on a helicopter hovered overhead.

Glen Park Association safety director Carolyn Deacy went to the BART station and spoke with police, who told her they were clearing the tracks.  The coroner’s van took the body away  just before 5:45. BART police took  measurements and gathered information at the scene and were able to reopen it at 6:10.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the  man was found under a Richmond-bound train. BART police Lt. Tyrone Forte told the paper that the man was still breathing 20 minutes after officers responded, but that he was declared dead at about 4:30 p.m.

Would-be BART passengers confer at the Glen Park BART plaza as they wait to hear when the trains will begin running again. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

Would-be BART passengers confer at the Glen Park BART plaza as they wait to hear when the trains will begin running again. Photo by Carolyn Deacy.

The station was evacuated and power was shut off on the northbound side, Forte said.

There were over  30 minute delays to all stops south of Glen Park.

Trains downtown and to the East bay continued to run through the station did not stop.

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