BART suffers widespread delays after train hits person in El Cerrito

A person hit 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.

Around 7:40 a.m., officials reported that a Warm Springs-bound train hit a person at the El Cerrito del Norte station.

“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.

Impacted passengers can use 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: ashley.mcbride@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @ashleynmcb

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