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Richmond Line BART Trains Delayed: Body Found on Tracks Near North Berkeley Station

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    A person was struck and killed by a train near the North Berkeley BART station Tuesday afternoon, prompting that station's closure, a BART spokeswoman said.

    A train operator reported at about 1:15 p.m. that they had possibly struck a person on the trackway just north of the North Berkeley station, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said. The train was just leaving the station heading toward Richmond.

    BART crews shut down the station to investigate, confirming by about 2:30 p.m. that a person had been struck and killed there. The Alameda County coroner's bureau is responding to the station, Trost said.

    Some trains are moving through the station but others are turning around at MacArthur station in Oakland, causing major delays, Trost said.

    The North Berkeley BART station reopened at about 3:30 p.m.

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