BERKELEY -- A train fatally hit a person Monday morning on the tracks in North Berkeley, fire officials said.
A southbound Union Pacific train struck the pedestrian at 9:06 a.m. north of Gilman Street, near the Berkeley-Albany border, Deputy Fire Chief Avery Webb said.
Initial reports were that the victim was male, Webb said.
The train came to a stop after the collision and was blocking Gilman, Camelia, Virginia and Cedar streets, which were expected to be closed until at least 11:15 a.m.
Officials recommended using Hearst Street or the Buchanan Avenue overpass to get around the blocked streets.
Trains in the area were stopped in both directions, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said.
Although the train involved in the collision was from Union Pacific, the tracks are shared with Amtrak passenger trains, Graham said.
Amtrak set up a bus bridge to take passengers between the Richmond and Berkeley stations, Graham said.
Bay City News contributed to this story.