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Monday, November 3, 2014

BART Service Halted After Reports of Blood and Human Remains Found on Tracks (Update)

Posted By on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Update 12:21 p.m.: Good news: BART service has been resotred, however, there are still 15-minute delays.

Update 11:21 a.m.:  There's still no service between Pleasant Hill and Pittsburg, however, a bus bridge has been set up, finally. Eight buses are serving commuters at all stations. Meanwhile, the coroner is doing "what the coroner needs to do" to get service up and running. Stay tuned. 

Update 10:21 a.m.
: BART police confirmed they found human remains on the tracks in Concord this morning. BART's spokeswoman Alicia Trost says the coroner is on his way to the scene and for now, all trains have been stopped in the area and the tracks remain closed. Also, BART has not been able to set up a bus bridge as of now. She pointed out that there were some calls at 4:45 a.m. with reports of someone on the tracks between Concord and North Concord. Police went to check the area — twice — once when the call came in and again when the sun came up. They found no signs of someone on the tracks during either check. Trost says they do not know if the two incidents are related. 

Original Story: BART service has stopped east of Pleasant Hill after someone reported a grisly find on the tracks: human remains and blood. 

According to Alicia Trost, spokeswoman for BART, the call came in at about 8:50 a.m., prompting the transit agency to halt all trains along the Pittsburg/Bay Point line in the Pittsburg / Bay Point and SFO directions. Human remains were spotted on the tracks in Concord. "We have BART police on the scene looking at this right now," she says. 

Until then, BART is asking commuters to find other ways of getting around, as there is no service past Pleasant Hill. 

 "We are working to establish a bus bridge between Pleasant Hill and Bay Point," the transit agency says. 

We'll keep you posted on this breaking story. 

Things don't appear to be any better over at the Bay Bridge where traffic is backed up after a motorcycle reportedly crashed.

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