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Apparent suicide at Embarcadero BART station in S.F. delays trains Monday afternoon

Trains back on schedule today after four-hour delays

A man hit by a BART train died in an apparent suicide at San Francisco's Embarcadero station Monday afternoon.

San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the fire department received reports that a man standing on the BART platform jumped in front of an oncoming train. The medical examiner's office was called to the station about an hour later.

The man was hit by a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train at about 1:25 p.m., BART spokesman Jim Allison said. The station reopened at 5:13 p.m., and systemwide delays persisted after a the roughly four-hour closure.

BART ran limited single-track service through the Embarcadero station on the San Francisco International Airport-Pittsburg/Bay Point line, but all other lines that ran through the station were turned around.

— Bay City News Service

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