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Body Found On East Bay BART Tracks; Service Recovering After Partial Shutdown

CONCORD (CBS SF) --  BART is recovering after service was stopped in both directions between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Bay Point Monday morning after police confirmed they found a body on the tracks between Concord and the North Concord stations.

UPDATE: Man Suffered Severe Trauma Before East Bay BART Train Fatally Struck Him

The report came in around 8:50 a.m. of blood and human remains on the tracks, BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said.

BART was not allowing service in the area to keep it safe for emergency responders at the location of the body, but by noon BART had tweeted to report that they were recovering and had 10 to 15 minute delays on the Daly City line in SFO/Milbrae directions.

In a news conference, Trost said at 4:22 a.m. a citizen was able to flag down a Concord Police officer to tell them that they saw a person walking on the track between Concord and North Concord Stations.

BART police then did two separate searches. One immediately when they received the tip, she said.  When that search resulted in no evidence or body, around 7 a.m. they conducted another search. Again, nothing was found in the second search after the sun came up.

The transit agency temporarily set up a bus bridge for stranded riders between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg/Bay Point shortly after 10 a.m. to alleviate the public transit situation.

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