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Rockridge BART Station Reopens After Person Dies On Tracks

OAKLAND (CBS SF) -- A person died on the tracks at the Rockridge BART station in Oakland Monday afternoon, forcing the closure of the station for two hours and delaying train service, according to transit officials.

The BART alert Twitter account posted about the emergency at about 3 p.m.

About 15 minutes later, BART officials announced that the station has been closed and trains were not stopping at Rockridge, confirming that there was a person on the tracks.

An Alameda County deputy coroner was on the scene where "a person on the trackway" had died, according to a spokeswoman on the BART media phone line.

BART officials have not immediately released more specific information about the victim, or about the nature of how the death occurred.

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit buses provided mutual aid during the incident between the MacArthur and Rockridge stations, Duckworth said. AC Transit's Route 51 offers a direct connection between BART's 19th Street and Rockridge stations.

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