Walnut Creek BART station reopened after closure due to 'major medical emergency,' officials say

Bay City News
Sunday, May 17, 2020

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- BART's Walnut Creek station has reopened and train service has been fully restored in both directions after a "major medical emergency" earlier Saturday involving a person under a train adjacent to the station platform, the transit agency said.

The emergency was first reported about 2:40 p.m., and all trains on the Antioch line were initially stopped. Trains starting single-tracking through the Walnut Creek station shortly before 4 p.m., a BART spokesman said, and both tracks were reopened shortly after 5 p.m..

BART officials have not explicitly said the person under the train had actually been hit by the train, nor have they released the victim's ID.

See the latest BART advisories and delays on their website here.

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