Pleasant Hill BART Station Closed After Person Struck

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    NBC Bay Area
    A person was struck by a train at the Pleasant Hill BART station Thursday morning, May 15, 2014.

    A person was struck and killed by a train at the Pleasant Hill BART station Thursday morning, shutting down the station and prompting delays of about 20 minutes, a BART spokeswoman said.

    Officers were notified that someone had been struck by a train at the Pleasant Hill station at 1365 Treat Blvd. in unincorporated Walnut Creek around 10:05 a.m., BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.
    BART police located the person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Trost said BART police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.

    Trains were single-tracking through the area and not stopping at the Pleasant Hill station until about 12:30 p.m.

    The closure has prompted delays of about 20 minutes on the Pittsburg/Bay Point line, Trost said.