SAN FRANCISCO—A person on the tracks near the Balboa Park BART station was struck and killed by a train on Sunday, March 22.
The station, located at 401 Geneva Avenue, closed at 12:30 p.m. following reports of a person underneath the eastbound train. The closure, which affected trains traveling in the San Francisco International Airport, Millbrae and East Bay directions, lasted the majority of the afternoon ending at 4:49 p.m.
Discussing the possibility of a suicide, Bay Area Rapid Transit spokesman James Allison told the San Francisco News, “BART police’s investigation indicates the deceased male voluntarily acted to enter the trackway in a manner consistent with suicides.”
Allison said that there have been suicides in the past. The last suicide occurred on January 14 at the Powell Street station.
“BART is actively developing a suicide prevention program with other organizations but, because it is in development, it would be premature to discuss specifics,” said Allison.