BART suffers widespread delays after train hits and kills person in El Cerrito

A person struck and killed by a BART train Monday morning closed the El Cerrito del Norte and Richmond stations, causing delays in all directions, officials said.

As of 8:30 a.m., the El Cerrito del Norte station remained closed but Richmond had reopened.

The person who was hit has died, authorities said. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Around 7:30 a.m., a Warm Springs-bound train hit a person who was on the tracks at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station, officials said.

“We are expecting major delays to develop along the Richmond line due to this incident,” BART spokesman Chris Filippi said.

Around 8:30 a.m., the Richmond BART station was reopened and trains were single-tracking between the El Cerrito Plaza and Richmond stations. Officials encouraged passengers to use the El Cerrito Plaza station as an alternative.

Impacted passengers can ride the 72M and 72R AC Transit buses to get between Richmond and El Cerrito Plaza stations.

Ashley McBride is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: Twitter: @ashleynmcb

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